Monday, November 27, 2006

Chris Abani


Chris Abani


Chris Abani`s novels are GraceLand Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004 and Masters of the Board Delta, 1985. His poetry collections include Dog Woman Red Hen, Fall 2004, Daphne’s Lot Red Hen, 2003, and Kalakuta Republic Saqi, 2001. He teaches in the MFA Program at Antioch University, Los Angeles and is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of California, Riverside. A Middleton Fellow at the University of Southern California, he is the recipient of the 2001 PEN USA Freedom-to-Write Award, the 2001 Prince Claus Award and a 2003 Lannan Literary Fellowship.


AWARDS/GRANTS

2003 - Lannan Foundation Literary Fellowship, USA.

2003 - Hellman/Hammet Grant from Human Rights Watch, USA.

2002 - Imbonge Yesizwe Poetry International Award, South Africa.

2001 - PEN USA West Freedom - to - Write Award, USA.

2001 - Prince Claus Award for Literature & Culture, The Netherlands.

2001 - Middleton Fellowship, University of Southern California, USA.

1983 - Delta Fiction Award, Nigeria.

3 comments:

superclosetnerd said...

Some good posts and comments on here, glad I found it. I'm laying down a bookmark so I can come back later, I gotta go off to work now. My new site if anyone's interested (I don't really like it yet but I'm working on it and am new at it) --- marble fireplace

Lyrically speaking said...

Why did you stop blogging? Your blog is awesome and I will come back to read more. I have most of Mr. Abani's books and he is in town this week to promote his latest book unfortunetly i'll be too busy to attend.

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