작가별 약력 Profile

Ben OKRI벤 오크리
Born in Nigeria in 1959, poet and novelist, is unquestionably one of the leading exponents of modern and Post-Colonial African literary traditions. He is a highly acclaimed international writer with post-modern ideas of storytelling. His work obeys a kind of dream-logic and is preoccupied with the philosophical conundrum: what is reality. He has invented a new form of fiction called the 'Stoku'. His novel The Famished Road won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction. He has received numerous international prizes, including the Aga Khan Prize for Fiction, the Premio Palmi, and the Crystal Award from the World Economic Forum. His published work include Dangerous Love(1996), and Starbook(2007). His latest book is The Age of Magic(2014). His work is translated into 26 languages.

나이지리아 출신 영국 소설가, 시인. 1959년 나이지리아 출생. 나이지리아 대표작가로 아프리카의 사회 정치적 상황에 대한 가장 영향력 있는 목소리로 꼽힌다. 1991년 『굶주린 길 The Famished Road』로 부커상을 수상했으며 이 외에도 아가칸상, 프레미오 팔미상 등 다수의 문학상과 영국 훈장을 수여받았다. 주요 저서로 『위험한 사랑 Dangerous Love』(1996), 『별의 책 Starbook』(2007), 『마법의 시대 The Age of Magic』(2014) 등이 있다.