Imbolo Mbue

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Imbolo Mbue
BornLimbe, Cameroon
OccupationNovelist, short story writer
ResidenceNew York City
Notable worksBehold the Dreamers
Website
imbolombue.com

Imbolo Mbue is a novelist and short story writer who was born in Limbe, Cameroon, and lives in New York City.[1] In 2017 she won the PEN/Faulkner Award for her novel Behold the Dreamers,[2] she became an American citizen in 2014.[3]

Career[edit]

Imbolo Mbue holds a B.S. from Rutgers University and an M.A. from Columbia University. In 2014 she signed a million-dollar deal with Random House for her debut novel, Behold the Dreamers,[4] which was published in 2016. In June 2017 the novel was selected by Oprah Winfrey for her book club.[5]

Bibliography[edit]

Books[edit]

  • Behold the Dreamers, 2016, ISBN 9780812998481.

Essays[edit]

Short fiction[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Imbolo Mbue official website. "About". Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Announcing the 2017 PEN/Faulkner Award Winner". PEN/Faulkner Foundation. 2017. Retrieved 4 April 2017.
  3. ^ "How to Vote as an Immigrant and a Citizen". The New York Times. 20 October 2016. Retrieved 20 October 2016.
  4. ^ Rachel Deahl (6 October 2014). "Frankfurt Book Fair 2014: Two Debuts Draw Seven Figures". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  5. ^ Michael Schaub, "Oprah Winfrey selects Imbolo Mbue's 'Behold the Dreamers' for her book club", Los Angeles Times, 26 June 2017.

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