Novelist; photographer; art historian

New York City, USA

Teju Cole

Teju Cole is Distinguished Writer in Residence at Bard College and Photography Critic for the New York Times Magazine. His novella Every Day is for the Thief was a national bestseller and New York Times Editors’ Pick, and was shortlisted for the PEN/Open Book Award and the Phyllis Wheatley Book Award in Fiction, and his novel Open City won the PEN/ Hemingway Award, 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. His first essay collection, Known and Strange Things, will be published by Random House in 2016.