Chinelo Okparanta

Lance Cleland

Chinelo Okparanta is the author of the novel Under the Udala Trees, and the short story collection, Happiness, Like Water. She has published work in the New Yorker, Granta, Tin House, the Kenyon Review, and AGNI. In 2017, she was named one of Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists. She is currently Assistant Professor of English & Creative Writing (Fiction) at Bucknell University, where she is also C. Graydon and Mary E. Rogers Faculty Research Fellow.