Visiting Writers: Novuyo Rosa Tshuma (fiction)

Thursday, September 15, 2022 7:30 PM EDT

Visiting Writers: Novuyo Rosa Tshuma (fiction)

Novuyo Rosa Tshuma is a 2020 Lannan Fiction Fellow and the author of the novel House of Stone, winner of a 2019 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award and the 2019 Bulawayo Arts Award for Outstanding Fiction, and listed for the 2019 Orwell Prize, the 2019 Dylan Thomas Prize, the 2019 Rathbones Folio Prize, and the 2020 Balcones Fiction Prize. She has been invited to give public lectures about House of Stone at the University of Oxford, the Nordic Africa Institute, and Vassar College. Novuyo is a native of Zimbabwe and has lived in South Africa and the USA. Her novella-and-short story collection Shadows was published by Kwela in South Africa to critical acclaim and won the 2014 Herman Charles Bosman Prize. The recipient of the 2009 Yvonne Vera Award, Zimbabwe's short fiction prize, Novuyo’s writing has been featured in numerous anthologies, most recently McSweeney’s, Ploughshares, and The Displaced, edited by Viet Thanh Nguyen. Novuyo has taught fiction at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and serves as an Assistant Professor of fiction at Emerson College. Her second novel, I Dream America, is forthcoming with W. W. Norton. www.novuyotshuma.com/

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