In Conversation – Chinelo Okparanta
Chinelo Okparanta will read from her highly acclaimed collection of short stories Happiness, Like Water. Born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, Chinelo Okparanta earned her B.Sc. from the Pennsylvania State University, her M.A. from Rutgers University, and her M.F.A from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her collection of short stories entitled Happiness, Like Water was published this year by GRANTA in the UK and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in the US. She has been nominated for a United States Artists Fellowship in Literature, long-listed for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, and short-listed for the Caine Prize for African Writing.