Open City (a novel), the story of a young Nigerian-German psychiatrist in New York City five years after 9/11, was published by Random House, named a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and won both the PEN/Hemingway Award and the Internationaler Literaturpreis.
Translations available or forthcoming in Dutch, German, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Catalan, Italian, Chinese (Taiwan), Swedish, and Danish.
My earlier book was Every Day is for the Thief, a novella. It was published by Cassava Republic Press in 2007 in Nigeria. In 2014, a revised version will be published in the US and the UK in 2014 by Random House and by Faber respectively.
I’m at work on my third book, a non-fictional narrative of contemporary Lagos.