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2023 Writer-in-Residence Announced

Queen's Department of English is delighted to introduce our 2023 Writer-in-Residence Francesca Ekwuyasi!

About Francesca: Francesca Ekwuyasi is a learner, artist, and storyteller born in Lagos, Nigeria. She was awarded the Writers Trust Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ2S+ Emerging Writers in 2022 for her debut novel Butter Honey Pig Bread (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2020). Butter Honey Pig Bread was also shortlisted for a Lambda Literary Award, the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction Re-Lit Award, and the Amazon Canada First Novel Award, and longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and the Dublin Literary Award. CBC's Canada Reads: Canada's Annual Battle of the Books selected Butter Honey Pig Bread as one of five contenders in 2021 where it came in 2nd place. Forthcoming October 24th is Curious Sounds: a Dialogue in Three Movements, an art book collaboration with Roger Mooking

SAVE THE DATE: Francesca's first WIR event will take place Tuesday, September 26th. More details to follow! For now, check out Francesca's debut novel

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