Nuruddin Farah

Nuruddin Farah is the author of nine novels, most recently Knots and the Blood in the Sun trilogy: Maps, Gifts, and Secrets. In 2000, Farah penned Yesterday, Tomorrow, a narrative collection of tales from the Somali diaspora following the 1991 collapse of Mogadishu.

Farah was the 1998 laureate of the Neustadt International Prize for Literature and he was a participant in the 2005 PEN World Voices Festival.


Nuruddin Farah’s participation in the Festival is made possible in part by The Rose O’Neill Literary House at Washington College, where he served as the inaugural PEN World Voices Festival/Washington College Fellow in International Letters:

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