NoViolet Bulawayo, Jones Lecturer in Fiction at the Stanford University and STIAS fellow will present a talk with the title:
Notes from Glory
NoViolet Bulawayo will read from her novel-in-progress centering around the unexpected fall of a long-serving leader of a fictional country, and the chaotic aftermath that succeeds him. The work is inspired by the events in Zimbabwe’s most-recent history, the country’s turbulent present, and of course her hope for its future of true liberation.
NoViolet Bulawayo is the author of We Need New Names, which has been translated into twenty languages, and recognized with the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, the Pen/Hemingway Award, the LA Times Book Prize Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, the Etisalat Prize for Literature, and shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, the International Literature Award, and the Guardian First Book Award, among others. NoViolet earned her MFA at Cornell University where she was a recipient of the Truman Capote Fellowship. She has taught fiction writing at Cornell and Stanford Universities, and is now writing full-time from the wherevers. NoViolet grew up in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.