Mbue to make virtual Visiting Author appearance for UCCS

By Staff

Mbue to make virtual Visiting Author appearance for UCCS

UCCS Creative Writing Minor faculty are hosting New York Times best-selling author Imbolo Mbue at 11 a.m. Oct. 13 as part of the biannual Visiting Author Event Series.

Held virtually, the conversation will last about an hour and contain a short reading by the author, followed by an interview and finally an open question-and-answer session. Click here for an excerpt of the author’s work.

Mbue is the author of The New York Times bestseller “Behold the Dreamers,” which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and was an Oprah’s Book Club selection. The novel has been translated into 11 languages, adapted into an opera and a stage play, and optioned for a miniseries.

Her new novel, “How Beautiful We Were,” is about what happened when a fictional African village decided to fight against an against American oil company that had been polluting its land for many years.

A native of Limbe, Cameroon, and a graduate of Rutgers and Columbia Universities, Mbue lives in New York.

For more information and to request the link to join the event, contact Leslie Rapparlie,