The following is adapted from a discussion held December 6, 2018 at The New School University, as part of CLMP’s annual LWC}NYC Literary Writers Conference. The panel, “The Author and his Team,” examined the journey of Friday Black from author to reader.
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah is the author of Friday Black (Mariner Books, 2018). Originally from Spring Valley, New York, he graduated from SUNY Albany and went on to receive his MFA from Syracuse University. His work has appeared or is forthcoming from numerous publications, including the New York Times Book Review, Esquire, Literary Hub, the Paris Review, Guernica, and Longreads. He was selected by Colson Whitehead as one of the National Book Foundation's "5 Under 35" honorees.