Akwaeke Emezi
Akwaeke Emezi

Akwaeke Emezi is the author of the novel Freshwater, which was named a New York Times Notable Book and shortlisted for the PEN/Hemingway Award, the NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award, the Lambda Literary Award, and the Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize, and longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award, the Women's Prize for Fiction, the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, the Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize, the Wellcome Book Prize, the Aspen Words Literary Prize, and the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award. Freshwater was also named a Best Book of the Decade by BuzzFeed and a Best Book of the Year by The New YorkerNPR, and the Chicago Public Library. Emezi's second book, Pet, was a finalist for the National Book Award for Young People's Literature. Selected as a 5 Under 35 honoree by the National Book Foundation, Emezi has been profiled by Vogue (for which they were photographed by Annie Leibovitz) and by Vanity Fair as part of "The New Hollywood Guard." Freshwater has been translated into ten languages and is currently in development as a TV series at FX, with Emezi writing and executive producing with Tamara P. Carter.


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Author: Akwaeke Emezi
Release Date: August 04, 2020
"Electrifying." — O Magazine Named one of the year’s most anticipated books by The New York Times, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, BuzzFeed, Refinery29, and moreWhat does it mean for a family to lose a chi...
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Author: Akwaeke Emezi | Narrator: Christopher Myers
Release Date: September 10, 2019
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALISTSTONEWALL BOOK AWARD WINNER"[A] beautiful, genre-expanding debut. . . . Pet is a nesting doll of creative possibilities." -The New York TimesThe highly-anticipated, genre-defying new novel by award-winning author Akwaeke E...