Archive: Past Guests

  • Chris Abani

    At 16, Chris Abani published his first novel, for which he received Nigeria’s Delta Fiction Award and his first prison sentence.

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  • Mark Nowak

    Mark Nowak, a 2010 Guggenheim fellow, is the author of Shut Up Shut Down, a New York Times Editor’s Choice.

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  • Philip Metres

    Philip Metres has won two NEA fellowships, two Arab American Book Awards, and the PEN/Heim Translation Grant.

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  • NoViolet Bulawayo

    NoViolet Bulawayo was born and raised in Zimbabwe.

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  • Dinaw Mengestu

    Dinaw Mengestu was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in 1978.

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  • Tope Folarin

    Tope Folarin is the 2013 Caine Prize winner for his short story, “Miracle.”

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  • Okwiri Oduor

    Okwiri Oduor teaches creative writing to young girls at her alma mater in Nairobi, and is currently working on her first full-length novel.

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  • Ammiel Alcalay

    Ammiel Alcalay is a poet, translator, critic and scholar born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1956.

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  • Namwali Serpell

    Namwali Serpell is the winner of the Caine Prize for 2015. She is associate professor of English at University of California, Berkeley.

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