Abuja writers dialogue board spotlights four novelists


The Nuts and Bolts series – by the Abuja Writers Dialogue board, will give consideration to the craft of the radical for the October 24 edition.

The organisers instruct the match which is able to hold by plot of Zoom from 6-8 p.m. Nigerian Time will spotlight four vital writers: Maaza Mengiste (Ethiopia), Madeleine Thien (Canada), Todd Moss (The United States) and Helon Habila (Nigeria).

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Maaza Mengiste is the creator of The Shadow King, shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize, and a recipient of the American Academy of Arts & Letters Award in Literature, as smartly as a LA Times Books Prize finalist. It became once named a Finest E book of 2019 by Unusual York Times, NPR, Time, Elle, and a quantity of publications. Beneath the Lion’s Rely on, her debut, became once chosen by the Guardian as one of the most 10 finest up to date African books.

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Madeleine Thien is the creator of 4 books, most no longer too prolonged previously Assemble Not Inform We Have Nothing, winner of the Giller Prize and a Governor-Total’s Literary Award. Her work has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize, The Females’s Prize for Fiction and The Folio Prize, and translated into 25 languages. She teaches literature and writing at Brooklyn College, and is currently a Cullman Fellow at Unusual York Public Library.


Todd Moss, beforehand Deputy Assistant Secretary of Tell and creator of the Judd Ryker series, attracts on his real-world experiences contained in the U.S. Government to lift to existence the exhilaration—and frustrations—of in model-day international policymaking as evidenced in his Ryker diplomatic thriller series for Penguin’s Putnam Books. His most contemporary unique is The Shadow List.

Moss is currently Govt Director of the Vitality for Affirm Hub in Washington DC, a fellow on the Heart for Worldwide Affirm and a nonresident pupil at Rice University’s Baker Institute and the Colorado School of Mines. To boot to fiction, he has written several non-fiction books on worldwide pattern. Moss holds a PhD from the University of London and a BA from Tufts University. He lives in Maryland with his family.

Helon Habila

Helon Habila studied Literature on the University of Jos and lectured for 3 years on the Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi, earlier than going to Lagos to write for Hints Journal and later join the arts desk of Vanguard Newspaper.

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Extracts from his collection of short tales, Penal complex Studies, had been printed in Nigeria in 2000. The beefy textual mumble became once printed as a novel in the UK beneath the title Anticipating an Angel in 2002 and bought a Commonwealth Writers Prize (Africa Procedure, Finest First E book) in 2003. Also in 2002, he moved to England to alter into a Writing Fellow on the University of East Anglia.

In 2005 Habila became once invited by Chinua Achebe to alter into the major Chinua Achebe Fellow at Bard College, Unusual York. He spent a year writing and educating at Bard, and after his fellowship, Habila stayed on in The United States as a professor of Inventive Writing at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

His a quantity of novels are Measuring Time (2007), Oil On Water (2010), and Travellers (2019). In 2015 Helon Habila obtained the Windham-Campbell Literature Prize for literary achievement.

The Zoom well-known features for the match are –

Meeting ID: 882 9489 2629

Passcode: 191094

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