Monday, November 27, 2006
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.
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.