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Visiting Writers' Series: Teju Cole

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Visiting Writers Series Presents. Author of Blind Spot, Known and Stange Things, and Open City. Teju Cole. Tuesday, November 13 at 7:30 pm in the Schrott Center for the Arts.

Teju Cole

Teju Cole

Teju Cole by U.S. State Department, 2012. Public Domain

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"Teju Cole is a Nigerian-American writer, photographer, cartoonist, and art historian. While he was born in Kalamazoo, MI on June 27, 1975, he was raised in Nigeria. He moved back to the United States where he earned a bachelor's degree from Kalamazoo College in 1996, a Masters degree from the  School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, and a Master of Philosophy from Columbia University. His first book Open City (2011) received the PEN/Hemingway Award, New York City Book Award for fiction, Rosenthal Award of American Academy of Arts and Letters, and Internationaler Literaturpreis. He is also a recipient of the 2015 Windham-Campbell Literature Prize for Fiction. He is currently a photography critic for The New York Times Magazine and is the Distinguished Writer in Residence at Bard College.

Source: "Teju Cole." Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2018. Biography In Context, http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/H1000202949/BIC?u=butleru&sid=BIC&xid=3017e5ab. Accessed 23 May 2018.

Many works by our Visiting Writers' Series authors are pulled from their normal places on the shelves and temporarily located in a special display in the Browsing Collection. This collection is located near the Information Commons service desk, next to the vending machines and newspapers. 

When you look at an item's record in WorldCat Discovery, be sure to note whether the items is in the General Stacks (mostly 2nd floor) or the Browsing Collection (1st floor). If you have any questions about locating an item on the shelf, don't hesitate to ask us!

Remember - if we don't own it or our copy is currently checked out, you probably can still get a copy through PALShare or interlibrary loan! Learn more.


Text by this author have been ordered and should arrive at the library soon. This Guide will be updated once they have arrived and been processed.

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