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What We're Reading This Week: Airbnb, American Sign Language, 'Hausfrau'

The newly revamped New York Times Magazine—expanded with a refreshed look, new features and contributors like Teju Cole (on photography), Jenna Wortham (on internet culture), and Troy Patterson (on fashion). This week’s Global IssueShow More Summary

Shorties (Windham Campbell Prize Winners, New Godspeed You! Black Emperor Music, and more)

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Windham Campbell Prizes, including Largehearted Book Notes contributors Teju Cole and Ivan Vladislavic. Stream new music from Godspeed You! Black Emperor's forthcoming album Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress. The Atlantic pondered why author...

Windham Campbell prizes go to Geoff Dyer, Teju Cole, others

The nine recipients of the 2015 Windham Campbell Prizes were announced Tuesday morning. Each writer will receive a $150,000 prize.

Charlie Hebdo: Unmournable Frenchies

2 months agoTechnology : Pando Daily

There was a weird smell to the Anglo media’s stories on the Charlie Hebdo massacre, a stench uncommonly like gloating. Before the 12 bodies were even cold, the New Yorker published a sermon by Teju Cole, in which he pronounced the dead...Show More Summary

James Franco, Teju Cole, & Salman Rushdie Get Booked

3 months agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Here are some literary events to pencil in your calendar this week. To get your event posted on our calendar, visit our Facebook Your Literary Event page. Please post your event at least one week prior to its date. Actor James Franco will sign copies of his new book, Hollywood Dreaming. Show More Summary

The Reading Habits Of Writers

The Believer asked a bevy of writers about why and what they read. And where: Alice Bolin: I read in bed or outside on the bench at my boyfriend’s house. I love reading outside. Teju Cole: Everywhere. How long does it take to pee? Twenty-five seconds? I like to have something in hand even while […]

Writers on Reading

How do writers read? Elisa Gabbert asked ten writers, including Teju Cole and Laura Van Der Berg (who wrote about her pet wolf Natasha for The Millions), about their reading habits for The Believer.

Books - Teju Cole - Open City

A reader will follow this dense meditation wherever it wanders

“The Boko Haram Of AIDS”

Teju Cole deftly sends up CNN’s characterization of Ebola as “the ISIS of biological agents”: Is Ebola the ISIS of biological agents? Is Ebola the Boko Haram of AIDS? Is Ebola the al-Shabaab of dengue fever? Some say Ebola is the Milosevic of West Nile virus. Others say Ebola is the Ku Klux Klan of […]

“Both Easy And Difficult To Look At”

Teju Cole also describes the work of artist Wangechi Mutu as “seductive in their patterning, grotesque in their themes”: [Mutu] calls herself “an irresponsible anthropologist and irrational scientist.” Charged with historical misuses of science, her images underscore the way female bodies can act as measuring devices of any society’s health. Her women respond to their […]

How To Contain An Epidemic

Teju Cole shares a heartening report about Nigeria’s successful public health response to the Ebola crisis: Meanwhile, Jon Cohen suggests that Ebola survivors could help stem the spread of the disease: As far back as 431 B.C., the Athenian historian Thucydides recognized that people who survived the plague made for excellent caregivers. As Thucydides wrote: […]

Shorties (Marin Amis and Ian McEwan in Conversation, Sheila E.'s New Memoir, and more)

The Telegraph interviewed authors Martin Amis and Ian McEwan. Sheila E. talked to All Things Considered about her new memoir The Beat of My Own Drum. Read an excerpt from the book. Foreign Policy interviewed author Teju Cole. Ryan Adams...

Epiphanies From Teju Cole

The Nigerian-American novelist discusses the pitfalls of hashtag activism, the destructiveness of U.S. foreign policy, and that time he dreamed about meeting Obama at a Brooklyn house party.

Epiphanies From Teju Cole

The Nigerian-American novelist discusses the pitfalls of hashtag activism, the destructiveness of U.S. foreign policy, and that time he dreamed about meeting Obama at a Brooklyn house party.

Revisiting Leukerbad

by Dish Staff Teju Cole experiences a sense of communion while rereading James Baldwin’s 1955 essay “Stranger in the Village” in the tiny Swiss hamlet in which it was written: I took a room at the Hotel Mercure Bristol the night I arrived. I opened the windows to a dark view, but I knew that […]

The Boundary-Pushing Novelist Who’s Made Twitter His New Medium

Keira Rathbone Teju Cole was stuck in traffic in Mumbai when an idea came to him. He had recently written a short story and he thought, why not share it in tweets? Cole is the author of two books of fiction, Open City and Every Day Is for the Thief. He's also a prolific voice […]

'Cloud Atlas' author unveils new short story on Twitter

He joins Jennifer Egan, Neil Gaiman, Teju Cole, and other high-profile novelists in experimenting off the page.

Incredible visual renditions of global World Cup viewing, from Teju Cole and others

From the artistic to the technical, both illustrate the power of social media during global events

Teju Cole’s Keen Eye Spares No One

8 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

The Nigerian-American novelist’s first novel (now published here after ‘Open City’) shows a writer finding his way but already fearless, nimble, and surprising.

Teju Cole, Every Day is for the Thief

Another man, sitting to my right, fills out forms for his children. He informs me that he recently had his passport reissued. I ask him how long it took. – Well, normally, it's four weeks. – Four weeks? I am traveling in less than three. Show More Summary

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