333 E River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Lesley Nneka Arimah is a British-born writer of Nigerian heritage. Arimah will read from her award-winning short story collection What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky: Stories and answer audience questions. She will be teaching our graduate fiction workshop this fall.
This event is cosponsored with the Edelstein-Keller Visiting Writer Series, the Creative Writing Program, and the UMN Department of English.
Lesley Nneka Arimah was born in the UK and grew up in Nigeria and wherever else her father was stationed for work. Her stories have been honored with a National Magazine Award, a Commonwealth Short Story Prize and an O. Henry Award. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, , McSweeney’s, GRANTA and has received support from The Elizabeth George Foundation and MacDowell. She was selected for the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 and her debut collection WHAT IT MEANS WHEN A MAN FALLS FROM THE SKY won the 2017 Kirkus Prize, the 2017 New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award and was selected for the New York Times/PBS book club among other honors. Arimah is a 2019 United States Artists Fellow in Writing. She lives in Las Vegas and is working on a novel about you.