Teju Cole

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Teju Cole was born in the United States in 1975 and raised in Nigeria. He is the author of Blind Spot (June 2017), Known and Strange Things, Every Day Is for the Thief, which was named one of the 10 Best Books of the Year by Dwight Garner in The New York Times, and Open City, which won the PEN/Hemingway Award, the Internationaler Literaturpreis, the Rosenthal Family Foundation Award for Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the New York City Book Award, and was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award. His photography has been widely exhibited and he is the photography critic of the New York Times Magazine. He writes frequently for many publications, including The New Yorker and The Guardian.

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