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Dinaw Mengestu

Dinaw Mengestu

Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library

October 25, 2016, 5:00 PM

Dinaw Mengestu has published three novels, all of them New York Times Notable Books, including his most recent, All Our Names.  A 2012 MacArthur Foundation Fellow, Mengestu is the recipient of a Lannan Fiction Fellowship, The Guardian First Book Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Prix du Premier Roman Etranger, among numerous other awards.  Also a freelance journalist who has reported from sub-Saharan Africa about life in Darfur, northern Uganda, and eastern Congo, Mengestu has had his work published in Harper’s, Granta, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, and The New York Times. He is a professor at Brooklyn College, and Bard College, and the former Lannan Chair in Poetics at Georgetown University.