West Texas Talk:
Lannan Resident: Chinelo Okparanta

On tonight’s West Texas Talk, a conversation with Lannan writer-in-residence Chinelo Okparanta.

Okparanta Under the Udala Trees (2015) and Happiness, Like Water (2013). One of Granta’s six New Voices for 2012, she was a finalist for the 2014 Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative and was short-listed for the 2013 Caine Prize in African Writing.

Her work was nominated for the 2016 NAACP Image Awards in Fiction as well as for the 2016 Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Legacy Award in Fiction – Okparanta’s stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, Tin House, The Kenyon Review, among others.

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