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  • Bibliography:
    6 Books
  • First Book:
    February 2004
  • Latest Book:
    October 2018
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Book List in Order: 6 titles

  • Graceland is a dazzling debut by a singular new talentThe sprawling, swampy, cacophonous city of Lagos, Nigeria, provides the backdrop to the story of Elvis, a teenage Elvis impersonator hoping to make his way out of the ghetto. Broke, beset by flood...

  • A breathtaking novella from the award-winning author of Song for Night and GraceLand. -- A New York Times Editors’ Choice“Moody, lyrical prose reminiscent of Toni Morrison’s Beloved . . . Though the fictional ...

  • From the author of the award-winning GraceLand comes a searing, dazzlingly written novel of a tarnished City of Angels Praised as “singular” (The Philadelphia Inquirer) and “extraordinary” (The New York Times Book Review), GraceLand stunned ...

  • “A devastating portrait of a boy holding onto the shreds of his innocence during a war that deliberately, remorselessly works to yank it away.” -- Los Angeles Times   Part Inferno, part Paradise Lost, part Sunjata epic, Song f...

  • Before he can retire, Las Vegas detective Salazar is determined to solve a recent spate of murders. When he encounters a pair of conjoined twins with a container of blood near their car, he's sure he has apprehended the killers, and enlists the help ...

  • An anthology of noir stories set in the tumultuous metropolis, Lagos. Edited by Chris Abani, this collection brings together brand new stories from some of Nigeria's best loved writers. From the introduction by Chris Abani: The thirteen stories that...

Award-Winning Books by Chris Abani

2005 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award -- First Fiction
2005 Hurston/Wright LEGACY Award -- Debut Fiction
2005 PEN Literary Award -- Hemingway Award: Debut Fiction
The Secret History of Las Vegas
2015 Edgar Allan Poe Award -- Paperback Original
Song for Night
2008 PEN Literary Award -- Open Book

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Chris Abani has published 6 books.

Chris Abani does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, Lagos Noir, was published in October 2018.

The first book by Chris Abani, GraceLand, was published in February 2004.

No. Chris Abani does not write books in series.