Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah is from Spring Valley, New York, and graduated from SUNY Albany and went on to receive his MFA from Syracuse University. He was the 2016-2017 Olive B. O'Connor Fellow in Fiction at Colgate University. His bestselling debut is Friday Black, and his work has appeared in numerous publications, including Guernica, Compose: A Journal of Simply Good Writing, Printer’s Row, Gravel, and the Breakwater Review, where he was selected by ZZ Packer as the winner of the 2nd Annual Breakwater Review Fiction Contest.
According to the New York Times, Friday Black is 'a powerful and important and strange and beautiful collection of stories meant to be read right now ... an unbelievable debut, one that announces a new and necessary American voice ... Adjei-Brenyah, with his own “maroon of life,” is here to signal a warning, or perhaps just to say this is what it feels like, in stories that move and breathe and explode on the page.'