Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie grew up in Nigeria. Her work has been translated into thirty languages and has appeared in various publications, including The New Yorker, Granta, The O. Henry Prize Stories, the Financial Times, and Zoetrope: All-Story. She is the author of the novels Purple Hibiscus and Half of a Yellow Sun, the story collection The Thing Around Your Neck, and most recently the novel Americanah, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction. A recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, she divides her time between the United States and Nigeria.