Hearty congratulations to Farafina author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as she has been chosen as a fellow for the 2011/2012 session at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.
Chimamanda was chosen alongside 51 others for the one-year programme. Adichie is expected to work on her fourth novel during this period.
Every year, The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University accepts applications from several individuals who wish to pursue advanced work across a wide range of academic disciplines, professions, and creative arts. Also selected for this year’s programme is Beasts of No Nation author, Uzodinma Iweala who is expected to work on his book, Speak No Evil.
“These exceptional scholars, researchers, and artists are poised for a year of discovery, innovation, and creation,” said Dean Barbara J. Grosz, Higgins Professor of Natural Sciences in the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. “As they work within and across disciplines, transformative ideas emerge during the year that have a lasting impact well beyond the fellowship itself.”
Criteria for selection included impressive accomplishments and the potential long-term impact of the projects they seek to undertake during their fellowship.