Download Fiction: Borderlines (2009): Los Angeles Times Festival of Books Audiobook

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Author: Uwem Akpan Narrator: Veronique de Turenne Publisher: Los Angeles Times Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2009 ISBN:
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The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.

Veronique de Turenne is a published playwright, journalist, and essayist, and was the book critic for the NPR's news show Day to Day. She has written for Salon and Variety and wrote the L.A. Now blog for the Los Angeles Times. Uwem Akpan, a Nigerian-born Jesuit priest, became a fiction writer during his seminary days. He is the author of the critically acclaimed book Say You're One of Them, which is a finalist for the 2008 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in First Fiction. Thrity Umrigar, the author of four books, has written for national newspapers, including the Washington Post, and contributes regularly to the Boston Globe. She is an associate professor of English at Case Western University. Her latest novel is The Weight of Heaven. Luis Alberto Urrea's books include The Hummingbird's Daughter, The Devil's Highway, and most recently Into the Beautiful North. Urrea is a recipient of the American Book Award and several other honors. Download and start listening now!


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About the Author

Uwem Akpan was born in the village of Ikot Akpan Eda in southern Nigeria. After studying philosophy and English at Creighton and Gonzaga universities, he studied theology for three years at the Catholic University of East Africa. He was ordained as a Jesuit priest in 2003 and received his MFA in creative writing from the University of Michigan in 2006. “My Parents’ Bedroom” was one of five short stories by African writers chosen as finalists for the Caine Prize for African Writing. In 2007, Akpan began a teaching assignment at a Jesuit college in Harare, Zimbabwe.