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Teju Cole to Share His Works at The College of Wooster on April 17

Event to be held in Freedlander Theatre

01 April, 2014 by John Finn

WOOSTER, Ohio, — Noted writer, art historian, and street photographer Teju Cole will share excerpts from his recent books during a visit to The College of Wooster on Thursday, April 17. His appearance, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7:30 p.m. in Freedlander Theatre.

The author of Open City, which was selected as a New York Times Notable Book, and a Top-10 novel by NPR and Time magazine, as well as Every Day is for the Thief, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, Cole is a recipient of the PEN/Hemingway Award and New York City Book Award among others. He was born in the United States to Nigerian parents in 1975, raised in Nigeria, and currently lives in Brooklyn. He is a regular contributor to such publications as The New York Times, Qarrtsiluni, Granta, The New Yorker, Transition, The New Inquiry, and A Public Space. He is currently working on a book-length non-fiction narrative of Lagos, and on Small Fates.

Cole's reading is sponsored by the Donaldson Fund. Additional information is available by phone (330-263-2575) or e-mail.