Bard Faculty

Teju Cole

Distinguished Writer in Residence

Academic Program Affiliation(s): Literature, Written Arts


B.A., Kalamazoo College; M.A., School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London; M.Phil., Columbia University. Author of Open City (2011; winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award and Internationaler Literaturpreis, short-listed for National Book Critics Circle Award); Every Day Is for the Thief (2007/2014; finalist for PEN/Open Book Award); and articles in the New Yorker, Transition, Granta, and other magazines and journals. Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in the Humanities (2001–02); Chinua Achebe Fellow, Bard College (2011). Distinguished Lectureship at Duke University. Photography critic at the New York Times Magazine. Awarded 2015 Windham Campbell Prize for Fiction. At Bard since 2011.


Department: Arts