Chigozie Obioma is the author of The Fishermen, which was a finalist for the 2015 Man Booker prize, and a winner of four other awards, including an NAACP Image award and the FT/Oppenheimer prize for fiction. The novel, which has been translated in 26 languages, is also being adapted into a stage play. Obioma’s essays have been published in The Guardian, The New York Times, and Foreign Policy, who named him one of their 100 Influential People of 2015. Obioma is a professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and in Nigeria where he runs various projects.
Obioma’s novel is electrifying, a meticulously crafted character drama told with emotional intensity. His invention, combining Igbo folklore and Greek tragedy in the context of modern Nigeria, makes for a rich, enchanting experience.” — Publishers Weekly