Chigozie Obioma in Conversation with Sirish Rao

Moderator: Sirish Rao

Event Number: 00
Tickets: $26.00

Youth under 30: $15.00

Chigozie Obioma in Conversation with Sirish Rao

Monday, Oct 21
7:30pm
The NEST

(formerly Studio 1398)
3rd Floor, Festival House
1398 Cartwright Street

Due to popular demand, The Vancouver Writers Fest has added a second
event with Booker Prize-shortlisted author, and modern literary great,
Chigozie Obioma.

Join us for an intimate event featuring Indian Summer Festival’s Sirish Rao in conversation with Obioma as they discuss his latest masterful novel, An Orchestra of Minorities and his socio-political commentary through fiction and essays. This is a special not-to-be-missed opportunity to hear from
this rising literary star, one week after the big Booker Prize
announcement.

 

 

 

About the moderator:
Sirish Rao
 is a writer, producer, cultural curator with deep connections to the international cultural world. He spent a decade as Director of one of India’s most respected publishing houses and has worked in event production in India, the UK and Europe. Sirish has authored twenty books, from commentaries on street art to children’s books, to retellings of Greek plays. His books have been translated into seventeen languages and won several international awards.

Event Participants:

Chigozie Obioma

Nigeria/USA

Chigozie Obioma’s debut novel, The Fishermen, won the inaugural FT/Oppenheimer Award for Fiction, the NAACP Image Awards for Debut Literary Work, and the Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction; and was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize 2015. Obioma was named one of Foreign Policy’s 100 Leading Global Thinkers of 2015. He is an assistant professor of Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. An Orchestra of Minorities is his second novel.

chigozieobioma.com