About Teju Cole
Born in the US (1975) to Nigerian parents, Teju Cole was raised in Nigeria. He is the author of two books, a novella, “Every Day is for the Thief”, and a novel, “Open City”, which won the PEN/Hemingway Award, the New York City Book Award for Fiction, and the Rosenthal Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and was short listed for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, and the Ondaatje Prize of the Royal Society of Literature.
He is also a contributor to the New York Times, Qarrtsiluni, Chimurenga, the New Yorker, Transition, Tin House, A Public Space, the Atlantic, etc. Currently at work on a book-length non-fiction narrative of Lagos, and on a Twitter project called small fates.