Homegoing (Gyasi) - Author Bio

Author Bio
Birth—ca. 1989-1990
Raised—Huntsville, Alabama, USA
Education—B.A., Stanford University; M.F.A., Iowa Writers' Workshop
Award—National Book Critics Circle Award
Currently—lives in Berkeley, California

Yaa Gyasi was born in Ghana and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. She holds a BA in English from Stanford University and an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she held a Dean’s Graduate Research Fellowship. She lives in Berkeley, California. Her debut novel, Homegoing, was published to wide acclaim in 2016, as was her second novel, Transcendent Kingdom, in 2020. (From the publisher.)

Read Slate's interview with Yaa Gyasi. It's far more encompassing than we can do here!

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