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, firstname.lastname@example.org.