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
Paperback, 2007A thrilling, epic story from a major new international talent.
Paperback, 2004"Habila's fictionalization...reveals the true casualties of oppression better than any news or history."—Library Journal
Hardcover, 2019A startlingly imaginative exploration of the African diaspora in Europe, by one of our most acclaimed international writers.
Paperback, 2020A Boston Globe Best Book of 2019
“This is the answer to the question of what contemporary fiction can do.” —Edward Docx, Guardian