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Nuruddin Farah in Conversation: Good Fiction is never Far From the Truth

Nuruddin Farah is a visiting Professor of Literature at the Bard College, upstate New York. Highly gifted and hardworking novelist and playwright, he has won major international prizes including Neustadt International Prize for Literature. Born 73 years ago in Baidoa, Somalia, his father was a merchant and a translator for colonial masters while his mother was an oral poet. He had his primary and secondary education in Somalia and Ethiopia. He then went to Panjab University in India where he studied Philosophy and Literature and later to the University of Sussex in the UK where he studied playwriting. He wrote his first novel, From the Crooked Rib, which was published in 1970, in Panjab University. Since then, he has published many other novels, short stories, several stage plays, screenplays and essays. His new novel, North of Dawn, was published 4 December 2018. Many of his novels have been translated into more than twenty languages.
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