Dinaw Mengestu

Dinaw Mengestu

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Dinaw Mengestu: Biography

Dinaw Mengestu was born on June 30th, 1978 and is currently 45 years old. Dinaw Mengestu was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Mengestu attended Georgetown University where he received a B.A. and Columbia University where he received an M.F.A.

Dinaw Mengestu is probably best known for his Standalone Novels. There are currently 3 novels available. The first standalone was released in 2007 with the novel The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears / Children of the Revolution. The most recently released novel was All Our Names which was released in 2014. There are no upcoming standalone novels by Dinaw at this time.

Dinaw Mengestu was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2012 for enriching people's knowledge of the little-studied African diaspora in America through the stories of immigrants whose memories are etched by their escape from violence in their home countries.

His work has appeared in many publications, including Harper’s, Granta, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, and the Wall Street Journal.

Dinaw Mengestu: Awards & Accolades

Mengestu's book, The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears / Children of the Revolution won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, in 2007.

Dinaw Mengestu books have also been nominated for multiple awards, The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears / Children of the Revolution was nominated for the Dylan Thomas Prize, Best Published English Language Literary Work, in 2008. How to Read the Air was nominated for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, Fiction, in 2011. All Our Names was nominated for the Kirkus Prize, Best Fiction Book, in 2014.

Dinaw Mengestu: Author Insights

The highest rated book by Dinaw Mengestu on Book Notification is All Our Names, a Standalone novel.

The most read book by Dinaw Mengestu on Book Notification is All Our Names, a Standalone novel.

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Dinaw Mengestu: F.A.Q

When was Dinaw Mengestu Born? How old is Dinaw Mengestu?

Dinaw Mengestu was born on June 30th, 1978. Dinaw Mengestu is currently 45 years old.

Where was Dinaw Mengestu Born?

Dinaw Mengestu was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and is Ethiopian-American.

What book awards has Dinaw Mengestu won?

Mengestu's book, The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears / Children of the Revolution won the award Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, in 2007.

What was the first book Dinaw Mengestu wrote?

The first novel written by Dinaw Mengestu was The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears / Children of the Revolution, published in 2007.

What was the most recent book Dinaw Mengestu wrote?

His most recently released work was All Our Names on March 4th, 2014.

Will there be any more books by Dinaw Mengestu?

Dinaw Mengestu does not have any upcoming novels with a set publication date within the next few months at this time.

How many books has Dinaw Mengestu written?

Dinaw Mengestu has written 3 books. All of his books are Standalone Novels.

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