Boubacar Boris Diop

Born in Dakar, Boubacar Boris Diop is a prolific Senegalese novelist, journalist, and screenwriter. He has been awarded Senegal’s Grand Prix des Lettres as well as the Prix Tropiques. Murambi, the Book of Bones has been called “a miracle” by Toni Morrison and featured on the Zimbabwe International Book Fair’s list of the 100 best African books of the twentieth century. In 2004 and 2008 he was a visiting professor at Rutgers University, and in 2014 at ETH Zürich. He is currently teaching Wolof literature at Gaston Berger University in Senegal.