In the first event for this year’s English Week, Buki Papillion will read from her work on Friday, April 14 at 6:30 in Plaster Student Union 400 (Union Club, 4th floor).
Papillion won the Maya Angelou Book Award for her acclaimed first novel, An Ordinary Wonder. She was born in Nigeria. After studying law at Hull University in the UK, she completed an MFA in Creative Writing at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her debut novel, An Ordinary Wonder, has received rave reviews and mentions in The New York Times, Ms., Essence, and Cosmopolitan, and is a Massachusetts Book Awards Fiction Honors recipient, and a Ferro-Grumley Literary Award Finalist.
Papillion is an alumnus of Key West Literary Seminars, Vermont Studio Center, and Vona Voices residencies and workshops. Her work was published in Post Road Magazine and The Del Sol Review. She has in the past been a travel adviser, events host, and chef. She currently lives in Boston, where she is resigned to finding inspiration in the long winters.