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Esi Edugyan

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Esi Edugyan is the Canadian author of The Second Life of Samuel Tyne (2004), a debut novel about a Ghanaian immigrant in Canada that was nominated for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, was a More Book Lust selection, and was chosen by the New York Public Library as one of 2004's Books to Remember. The book was published by Knopf (Canada), HarperCollins (US) and Virago (UK) and was translated into Dutch and Hungarian. Edugyan's work has appeared in several anthologies, including Best New American Voices 2003 and Revival: An Anthology of Black Canadian Writing (2006). Her second novel, Half-Blood Blues (Serpent's Tail, UK and Thomas Allen, Canada) was published in 2011.
Edugyan has held fellowships in the US, Scotland, Iceland, Germany, Hungary, Finland, Spain and Belgium. She has taught creative writing at both Johns Hopkins University and the University of Victoria, and has sat on many international panels, including the LesART Literary Festival in Esslingen, Germany, the Budapest Book Fair in Hungary, and Barnard College in New York City. She currently lives in Victoria, British Columbia.


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