Helon Habila

Helon Habila is the author of Oil on Water, Measuring Time, Waiting for an Angel, and The Chibok Girls. He is associate professor of creative writing at George Mason University and lives in Virginia with his wife and three children.


Shortlisted — James Tait Black Prize, 2019

Books by Helon Habila

  • 9780393052510 72

    Measuring Time: A Novel

    Helon Habila

    Paperback, 2007

    A thrilling, epic story from a major new international talent.
  • 9780393325119 72

    Waiting for An Angel: A Novel

    Helon Habila

    Paperback, 2004

    "Habila's fictionalization...reveals the true casualties of oppression better than any news or history."—Library Journal
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    Travelers: A Novel

    Helon Habila

    Hardcover, 2019

    A startlingly imaginative exploration of the African diaspora in Europe, by one of our most acclaimed international writers.
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    Travelers: A Novel

    Helon Habila

    Paperback, 2020

    A Boston Globe Best Book of 2019

    “This is the answer to the question of what contemporary fiction can do.” —Edward Docx, Guardian