Abani | Adichie | Bail | Collins | Frame | Harris | Jones | Okri | Phillips | Unigwe
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Born in Nigeria in 1966, Chris Abani now lives in Chicago. He is the author of seven books of fiction and eight collections of poems.


Born in Nigeria in 1977, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie now divides her time between her country of origin and the United States. She is the author of a play, a collection of poems, three novels, a book of short stories, and three books of non-fiction.


Born in Australia in 1941, Murray Bail is one of Australia's most prominent writers. He is the author of eight books of fiction and of three books of non-fiction.


Born in Aruba in 1950, Grenadian writer Merle Collins is the author of two novels, two collections of short stories, and three collections of poetry.


Born in New Zealand in 1924, Janet Frame is a highly acclaimed New Zealand author of novels, short stories, poetry, and non-fiction. She died in 2004.


Born in Guyana in 1921, Wilson Harris is the author of novels, poems, short stories and essays. He received a knighthood in 2010 for his services to literature, and passed away in 2018.


Born in Western Australia in 1955, Gail Jones now lives in Sydney. She is the author of two collections of stories and nine novels.


Born in Nigeria in 1959, Ben Okri now lives in England. He is the author of novels, poems and essays, and is best known for his book The Famished Road, which won the prestigious Booker Prize in 1991.


Born in St Kitts in 1958, Caryl Phillips grew up in the North of England and now lives in New York. He is the author of ten novels, five books of essays, as well as several stage plays, screenplays and radio plays.


Born in Nigeria in 1974, Chika Unigwe moved to Belgium as an adult, where she spent the best of two decades before moving to the United States. She is the author of four novels, two collections of poems, as well as numerous short stories and essays.

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