Name of Author: ELNATHAN JOHN
Book(s): BORN ON A TUESDAY, Black Cat & Cassava Republic Press, 2016
Genre(s): Prose (Fiction/Non-Fiction)
- Shortlist Caine Prize for African Writing in 2013
- Shortlist Caine Prize for African Writing in 2015
- Shortlist, NLNG The Nigeria Prize For Literature 2016
- Civitella Ranieri Fellow (2015
Elnathan John, two-time Caine Prize finalist, was born in Kaduna, in north-west Nigeria, in 1982. He attended Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, where he obtained a law degree in 2007.
His short story “Bayan Layi”, published in Per Contra, was shortlisted for the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2013. He was shortlisted again in 2015 for his short story “Flying”. His writing has been published in Sentinel Nigeria, Per Contra, Hazlitt, ZAM Magazine, Evergreen Review, and Chimurenga’s The Chronic. H
is first novel Born on a Tuesday was published by Cassava Republic Press in 2015 and Grove Atlantic in 2016.
Elnathan John is a Civitella Ranieri Fellow (2015). He writes a weekly satirical column for the Sunday Trust newspaper and speaks regularly on Nigerian literature, media and politics.
He lives in Abuja, Nigeria. (Source: Wikipedia).
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