Ben Okri

Ben Okri OBE is a poet and novelist who plays with post-modern ideas of storytelling and metaphor in his work, describing it as obeying a kind of dream logic. His ten novels, three books of short stories, two collections of essays and three volumes of poems include The Famished Road which won the Booker Prize in 1991, The Age of MagicDangerous LoveIn ArcadiaStars of The New Curfew, Astonishing The Gods and Wild. Fellowships include Trinity College Cambridge, Mansfield College Oxford, The Royal Society of Literature and a vice-presidency of the English Centre of International PEN. His many international prizes include the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Africa, the Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum and the Review Aga Khan Prize for Fiction. He wrote the script for the film N: The Madness of Reason. He was born in Nigeria, and lives in London. His latest books are The Magic Lamp: Dreams of our Age and Rise Like Lions: Poetry for the many.

Books by this author

The Outsider (L'Etranger)

Albert Camus, Ben Okri