Nuruddin Farah

01 Nov 2018


Join the City of Asylum for a reading and Q&A with Neustadt Prize-winner Nuruddin Farah, presented by Paul A. Bové. Nuruddin Farah will be reading from his work "Maps."

Farah was born in 1945 in Baidoa, Somalia. His novels include "Hiding in Plain Sight," "Crossbones," and his trilogies "Variations on the Theme of an African Dictatorship" and "Blood in the Sun," which comprises "Maps" and "Gifts" as well as "Secrets." After the publication of Sweet and Sour Milk in 1979, Farah became persona non grata in Somalia and served a self-imposed exile of more than twenty years, before he was permitted to visit in 1996. His novels have been translated into many languages and have won numerous international awards. Farah was named the 1998 laureate of the Neustadt International Prize for Literature. He now divides his time between Cape Town, South Africa and Annandale, New York.

Farah's 2018 upcoming "North of Dawn" is featured in the Washington Post's Books to Read this Fall, NY Mag Vulture's 60 New Books to Read This Fall, and HuffPo's Fall Books We Can't Wait to Read.

Event Date: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Sponsored By: 
City of Asylum
City of Asylum, 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212