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YouTube Live: Chigozie Obioma Fiction Reading (Visiting Writers Series)
February 10, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Chigozie Obioma is the author of The Fishermen, which was a finalist for the prestigious Man Booker prize in 2015, as well as a winner of several awards including an NAACP Image award and the FT/Oppenheimer prize for fiction. The novel, which is being translated into 26 languages, is being adapted into a stage play. Obioma was named one of Foreign Policy’s 100 Influential People of 2015. His second novel, An Orchestra of Minorities, was published in January 2019 to wide acclaim. It was also a finalist for the Book Man prize, making Obioma one of only two writers in history to be a finalist for all their published books. He is a professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and in Nigeria, where he runs various projects. Hosted by the WSU Visiting Writers Series and live-streamed on YouTube Live.