CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was born in Nigeria. Her novel Half of a Yellow Sun won the Orange Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and her novel Purple Hibiscus won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. The Thing Around Your Neck, her collection of stories, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book in Africa. The recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, she was named one of the twenty most important fiction writers today under 40 years old by The New Yorker.  Her latest novel, Americanah, was published in 2013; Dave Eggers called it “[a] moving intergenerational epic that confirms Adichie’s virtuosity, boundless empathy and searing social acuity.”