Notes on the Authors
TEJU COLE is a novelist, essayist and photographer. He is the author of two works of fiction, Every Day is for the Thief and Open City; a book of essays, Known and Strange Things; and an innovative pairing of his texts and photographs, Blind Spot. His honors include the PEN/Hemingway Award, the Windham-Campbell Prize, the Internationaler Literaturpreis, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He is the Photography Critic of the New York Times Magazine and Gore Vidal Professor of the Practice of Creative Writing at Harvard University.
FAZAL SHEIKH is the author of fifteen monographs including A Sense of Common Ground, The Victor Weeps, Moksha, Ladli, Portraits and, most recently, The Erasure Trilogy. His work has been widely exhibited internationally at venues including Tate Modern, London, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and United Nations, New York, and the MAPFRE Foundation, Madrid. He is a fellow of the MacArthur, Guggenheim, and Fulbright Foundations, and is the Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and the Humanities at Princeton University.