Nuruddin Farah

Somalia/United States
Photo credit: 
Jeffrey Wilson

Nuruddin Farah’s 10 previous novels have been translated into 17 languages and have won numerous awards. Born in Somalia, he achieved worldwide cult status with his first novel, From a Crooked Rib, but also earned the enmity of the country’s dictator. Farah was exiled for more than 25 years, and now divides his time between Cape Town, South Africa, and Minneapolis, where he holds the Winton Chair in the Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota. His most recent novel, Crossbones, was published last year. 

Nuruddin Farah’s appearance is made possible by the World Literature program at Simon Fraser University.