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Chigozie Obioma

Chigozie Obioma was born in Nigeria. He has lived in Cyprus, Turkey and now the United States where he is a Helen Zell fellow at the University of Michigan. A recipient of Hopwood Awards in fiction and poetry, his fiction has appeared in Virginia Quarterly Review and Transition.

Genres: Literary Fiction
Non fiction
   The Gifts of Reading (2020) (with William Boyd, Candice Carty-Williams, Imtiaz Dharker, Roddy Doyle, Pico Iyer, Robert Macfarlane, Andy Miller, Jackie Morris and Philip Pullman)
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2015) : The Fishermen
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2019) : An Orchestra of Minorities

Chigozie Obioma recommends
Small Country (2018)
Gaël Faye
"An evocative portrait of what it means to lose one’s freedom and innocence. Gaël Faye’s literary powers lie in his unbridled honesty and his effortless prose. He is a writer of great promise and grace."
How Much of These Hills Is Gold (2020)
C Pam Zhang
"Zhang writes with the clear-eyed lucidity of ancient myth-makers whose eyes are attuned to the vicissitudes of nature and humanity. Her characters inhabit this universe with a distinct and memorable presence that will haunt readers in this riveting and truly remarkable debut."
Via Negativa (2020)
Daniel Hornsby
"Daniel Hornsby's Via Negativa is a novel of daring possibilities. As brief as it is, its scope is as large as an epic as it tackles questions of theology, spirituality, and modernity, amongst others, in prose shot through with humor and grace. It is an assured novel waiting patiently to be noticed."

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