Chigozie Obioma, Maurice Carlos Ruffin, & Pitchaya Sudbanthad
UPDATE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Mr. Obioma’s appearance has been cancelled. Both Maurice Carlos Ruffin and Pitchaya Sudbanthad will appear as scheduled. We apologize for any inconvenience.
was born in Akure, Nigeria. His debut novel, The Fishermen, won the inaugural FT/Oppenheimer Award for Fiction, the NAACP Image Awards for Debut Literary Work, and the Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction (Los Angeles TimesBook Prizes); and was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize, among others. Obioma was named one of Foreign Policy‘s 100 Leading Global Thinkers of 2015. His work has been translated into more than 25 languages and adapted for the stage. He is an assistant professor of Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. His new book is An Orchestra of Minorities.
, author of We Cast a Shadow, is a recipient of an Iowa Review Award in fiction. His work has appeared in Virginia Quarterly Review, AGNI, and The Kenyon Review. A New Orleans native, Ruffin is a graduate of the University of New Orleans Creative Writing Workshop and a member of the Peauxdunque Writers Alliance.
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‘s debut novel is Bangkok Wakes to Rain. He has received fellowships in fiction writing from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the MacDowell Colony, and currently splits time between Bangkok and Brooklyn.
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