Petina Gappah is a widely translated Zimbabwean writer and lawyer that specializes in international trade and investment. She is the author of two novels, Out of Darkness, Shining Light and The Book of Memory, as well as two short story collections, Rotten Row and An Elegy for Easterly. Her work has been shortlisted for the Orwell Prize, the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the PEN/Open Book Award, the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, and the Prix Femina étranger, among others. She is the recipient of The Guardian First Book Award and the McKitterick Prize from the Society of Authors. She currently lives in Harare, Zimbabwe.
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