Start: 7:00 pm
Another novel and writer who in his new book explores the connections and definitions of home – in this case with the U.S. and Lagos – Teju Cole comes to Elliott Bay for this first time for what should be a tremendous evening. The author of the PEN/Hemingway Award-winning debut novel, Open City, he is here tonight with Every Day is for the Thief (Random House). “Every Day is for the Thief, by turns funny, mournful, and acerbic, offers a portrait of Nigeria in which anger, perhaps the most natural response to the often lamentable state of affairs there, is somehow muted and deflected by the author’s deep engagement with the country: a profoundly disenchanted love. Teju Cole is among the most gifted writers of his generation.” – Salman Rushdie. “Every Day is for the Thief is an amazing hybrid of a book. Imaginative, original, experimental, and sensual, this book revisits the way narrative is constructed with tenderness and style.” – Chris Abani. A night not to be missed.