Chimamanda N Adichie

CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE grew up in Nigeria. Her work has been translated into thirty languages and has appeared in many publications, including The New Yorker, The New York Times, Granta, and Zoetrope. She is the author of the novels Purple Hibiscus (winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award); Half of a Yellow Sun (recipient of the Women's Prize for Fiction Winner of Winners award), Americanah (winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award), the story collection The Thing Around Your Neck, and the essays We Should All Be Feminists and Dear Ijeawele, both national bestsellers. A recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, she divides her time between the United States and Nigeria.

JENNY MINTON QUIGLEY is the author of a memoir, The Early Birds, and editor of the anthology Lolita in the Afterlife. She lives in West Hartford, Connecticut, with her husband, sons, and dogs.