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Teju Cole

Teju Cole

Nigeria, USA


Teju Cole is a novelist, photographer, critic, curator, and the author of five books. He was the photography critic of the New York Times Magazine from 2015 until 2019. His novel, Open City, was featured on numerous book of the year lists and won the PEN/Hemingway Award, the New York City Book Award for Fiction, the Rosenthal Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Internationaler Literaturpreis, and was shortlisted 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.


2015 Windham Campbell Prize for FictionPEN America Literary AwardsPEN/Hemingway Award|Windham-Campbell Prize

Years Attended

2013, 2013 Adult’s Festival Participant
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