Helon Habila edits ‘Granta Book of the African Short Story’

UEA writer Helon Habila is the editor of the recently published ‘Granta Book of the African Short Story’, which includes work by twenty-nine writers representing twenty countries. Helon (pictured) came to UEA as a Writing Fellow in 2004 and subsequently enrolled for the PhD in Creative and Critical Writing. His first novel ‘Waiting for an Angel’ was published in 2002 and won the Commonwealth Writers Prize in the Africa Region, Best First Book category. His second novel, ‘Measuring Time’, was published in 2007, and his latest novel, ‘Oil on the Water’, followed in 2010. This was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. He is currently teaching Creative Writing at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

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