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. It has been translated into twelve languages.
Every Day is for the Thief (a novella) is about a young man living in New York City who goes to Lagos for a short and bewildering visit. It was my first book, published by Cassava Republic Press in 2007 in Nigeria. A revised version was published in the US (Random House) and the UK (Faber & Faber) in 2014, and was a New York Times Editors’ Pick.
I’m at work on my third book, Radio Lagos, which will be a non-fictional narrative of contemporary Lagos. Also, collaboration is an important part of my work, and I have contributed chapters and introductions to a number of books.