Brian Chikwava, winner in 2004 for his short story Seventh Street Alchemy (published by Weaver Press in Harare), was awarded a Charles Pick Fellowship in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, where he began work on his first novel, Harare North, which was published by Jonathan Cape in April 2009 to critical acclaim.
His writing has appeared in short story collections published by Jacana, Picador Africa, Umuzi and in the journals World Literature Today, Wasafiri, Moving Worlds, Literary Review, The Literary Encyclopaedia and others. His stories have also been broadcast on BBC Radios 3 and 4 and BBC World Service. A new story, The Fig Tree and the Wasp, appeared in Granta’s ‘Sex’ issue in May 2010.
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