NoViolet Bulawayo

NoViolet Bulawayo


Jones Lecturer in Fiction at Stanford University
James D. Manyika Fellow
Spring 2017


NoViolet Bulawayo is the author of We Need New Names (May 2013) which has been recognized with the LA Times Book Prize Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, the Pen/Hemingway Award, the Etisalat Prize for Literature, the Barnes and Noble Discover Award (second place), and the National Book Foundation “5 Under 35” Fiction Selection. We Need New Names was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Guardian First Book Award, and selected to the The New York Times Notable Books of 2013 list, the Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers list, and others. NoViolet’s story “Hitting Budapest” won the 2011 Caine Prize for African Writing.

NoViolet earned her MFA at Cornell University where she was a recipient of the Truman Capote Fellowship. She was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, where she now teaches as a Jones Lecturer in Fiction. NoViolet grew up in Zimbabwe.

Project Description


In residence in Spring 2017 as the inaugural Manyika Fellow, NoViolet Bulawayo will be at work on her novel, tentatively entitled Glory.

Spring 2017: James D. Manyika Fellow

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