Ben OKRI

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1959-03-15
Education Univ of Essex
Books & Publications Flowers and Shadows (novel, 1980), The Landscapes Within (novel, 1982), Incidents at the Shrine (stories, 1986), Stars of the New Curfew (stories, 1988), The Famished Road (novel, 1991), An African Elegy (poems, 1992), Songs of Enchantment (novel, 1993), Astonishing the Gods (novel, 1995), Birds of Heaven (essays, 1996), Dangerous Love (novel, 1996), A Way of Being Free (essays, 1997), Infinite Riches (novel, 1998), Mental Fight (poetry, 1999), In Arcadia (novel, 2002), Starbook (novel, 2007), Tales of Freedom (novella and stokus, 2009), A Time for New Dreams (poetic essays, 2011), WILD (poems, 2012), The Age of Magic (novel, 2014)
Recreations cinema, music, opera, reading, travel, walking, silence
Clubs N/A
Style Ben Okri, Esq, OBE, FRSL
Career novelist, poet, essayist and short story writer; broadcaster and presenter BBC 1983-85, poetry ed W Africa 1983-86, fell commoner Trinity Coll Cambridge 1991-93, hon fell Mansfield Coll Oxford 2014; visiting prof Sch of English Univ of Leicester 2012; vice-pres Caine Prize for Africa 2012; one of 200 leaders of tomorrow World Economic Forum 1993; memb: Soc of Authors, PEN International, Cncl RSL 1999-2004, Bd RNT 1999-2006; Hon DLit: Univ of Westminster 1997, Univ of Essex 2002, Univ of Exeter 2004; Hon Dr of Utopia Univ van het Algemeen Belang Belgium 2009, Hon DLit Univ of London SOAS 2010, Hon Dr of Arts Univ of Beds 2010, Hon Dr of Literature Univ of Pretoria 2014; FRSL 1997, FRSA 2003; Awards Cwlth Prize for Africa 1987, Paris Review Prize for Fiction 1987, Booker Prize 1991, Premio Letterario Internazionale Chianti Ruffino-Antico Fattore 1993, Premio Grinzane Cavour 1994, Crystal Award 1995, Premio Palmi 2000, Grinzane Prize for Africa 2008, Int Literary Award of Novisad 2008
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