University of Pittsburgh


PCWS Presents Chinelo Okparanta

Oct 18 2018 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Chinelo Okparanta is the author of a story collection, Happiness Like Water, and a novel, Under the Udala Trees. In 2017, she was named one of Granta’s Best Young American Novelists. Okparanta has received a Lambda Literary Award and an O. Henry Prize, and she was a finalist for the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award. Her work has been nominated for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award and the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work—Fiction and has been longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and the International Dublin Literary Award. Her work has appeared in The New YorkerGrantaTin HouseKenyon Review, and AGNI. She is currently an assistant professor of English and creative writing at Bucknell University.

Winner of this year's Brown Award. 

Location and Address: 
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 650 Schenley Drive
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