Chigozia Obioma

Chigozie Obioma

Chigozie Obioma is an Assistant Professor of literature and creative writing at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His first novel, The Fishermen, won the FT/OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Award and the 2016 NAACP Image Award for outstanding literary debut, it was shortlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize, the Edinburgh Festival First Book Award, and The Guardian First Book Award. His second book The Orchestra of Minorities has been shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize.

He has spoken to Five Books about his writing and recommended books on Boyhood and Growing up.