Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah is the New York Times-bestselling author of Friday Black. Originally from Spring Valley, New York, he graduated from SUNY Albany and received 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.
Colson Whitehead selected him as one of the National Book Foundation's “5 Under 35” honorees. He is also the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award winner and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Award for Best First Book and the Aspen Words Literary Prize.
The explosive, hotly-anticipated debut novel from the New York Times-bestselling author of Friday Black, about two top women gladiators fighting for their freedom within a depraved private prison system not so far removed from America’s own.
A piercingly raw debut story collection from a young writer with an explosive voice, a treacherously surreal and, at times, heartbreakingly satirical look at what it’s like to be young and black in America.