Akwaeke Emezi

Author

About Akwaeke Emezi

Akwaeke Emezi is a writer and video artist based in liminal spaces. A 2018 National Book Foundation ‘5 Under 35’ honoree, their debut novel Freshwater was longlisted for both the Women’s Prize for Fiction and for the Wellcome Book Prize. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award, the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize, a Lambda Literary Award, and the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Award, among others. Their first novel for young adults, Pet, was a finalist for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. Emezi’s writing has appeared in T: The New York Times Style Magazine, BuzzFeed and The Cut, among other publications.

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8 months ago

Happy Birthday Akwaeke Emezi! Now's the time to read Pet published by Faber & Faber.
Akwaeke Emezi

1 year ago

Whatever pet you have, read Pet by Akwaeke Emezi. Published by Faber & Faber.
Love Your Pet Day

1 year ago

Out now! Pet by Akwaeke Emezi, illustrated by Akwaeke Emezi. Published by Faber & Faber.
Akwaeke Emezi

1 year ago

Has your school library got Pet by Akwaeke Emezi? Published by Faber & Faber.
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