Chinelo Okparanta

Chinelo Okparanta was born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Her collection of short stories entitled Happiness, Like Water was published this year by GRANTA in the UK and is forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in the US. She has been nominated for a United States Artists Fellowship in Literature, long-listed for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, and short-listed for the Caine Prize for African Writing.