Chigozie Obioma

Chigozie Obioma was born in Akure, Nigeria. His two novels, The Fishermen and An Orchestra of Minorities were finalists for The Booker Prize and have been translated into 30 languages. He has won an LA Times book prize, the prestigious Internationaler Literaturpreis, FT/Oppenheimer prize for fiction, and an NAACP Image award. He is the Helen S. Lanier Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Georgia and the program director of the Oxbelly Fiction Writers retreat. His third novel, The Road to the Country, has just been published. 

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