This week's Distinguished Visiting Writer, novelist Teju Cole, is also a noted street photographer. As part of an ongoing collaboration with the new Handwerker Annex (showing visual art by our visiting writers), we are proud to host an exhibition of Cole's photographs and a reception on 4/11 from 4:30 to 5:30 in the Center for Faculty Excellence on the 2nd floor of the library.
TEJU COLE is a writer, art historian, and street photographer. He was born in the US in 1975 and raised in Nigeria. He is the author of two books, a novella, Every Day is for the Thief, and a novel, Open City, which was awarded the 2012 PEN/Hemingway Award, the Rosenthal Family Foundation Prize of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the New York City Book Award for Fiction; nominated for the National Book Critics Award, the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Award; and named one of the best books of 2011 by Time Magazine, the New Yorker, Newsweek, the Guardian, the Atlantic, the New York Times, and many others. He is currently at work on a non-fiction book about Lagos, and is preparing an exhibition of his photographs for late 2012. He teaches literature and art history at Bard College, where he is Distinguished Writer in Residence and Achebe Fellow.
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