Teju Cole was born in America and raised in Nigeria, before returning to the States at the age of 17. In addition to writing, he is an art historian and street photographer. He published the award-winning novel, Open City in 2011. His earlier novel, Every Day is for the Thief (2007), will be reissued in 2014. He is currently working on a non-fiction narrative of contemporary Lagos. He is the Distinguished Writer in Residence at Bard College.
Image courtesy of Teju Cole