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The Center for Writers & Translators

Dark Neighborhood : A Reading and Conversation with Vanessa Onwuemezi

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 19:30 to 20:30

The Center for Writers and Translators at the American University of Paris is delighted to present, in collaboration with the American Library in Paris, a conversation with Vanessa Onwuemenzi about Dark Neighbourhood, her debut collection of short fiction. Published last October, the volume was named a Guardian Best Fiction of 2021. “She sends English off on a great line of flight,” novelist Tom McCarthy has remarked of Onwuemenzi’s writing, “from which it returns as poetry.”

About the speakers:

Vanessa Onwuemezi lives in London. Her work has appeared in GrantaPrototypefrieze and Five Dials. Her story “At the Heart of Things” won the White Review Short Story Prize 2019.

Daniel Medin is an editor and professor of comparative literature at the American University of Paris.



Registration required. 


*The discussion will be available both online and in person. While the conversation will happen in person (Onwuemezi and Medin will appear in the Reading Room), the Library will stream the conversation on Zoom for a live viewing experience. Both in-person and online attendees will be able to pose questions.