Mar 25, 2014 — Teju Cole's latest book describes a young New York doctor's visit back to his Nigerian hometown, where he encounters a Clockwork Orange world of misery and corruption.
Mar 24, 2014 — Teju Cole writes of a young man's return to Nigeria in Every Day Is for the Thief. He says his narrator is "somebody who's been away a long time and doesn't want to pretty up the picture at all."
Mar 7, 2012 — On Thursday evening, the National Book Critics Circle will announce the winners in the following categories: fiction, nonfiction, autobiography, biography, criticism and poetry. Browse the five fiction finalists.
Jan 18, 2012 — Fiction master E.L. Doctorow returns with short stories, while novelist Cristina Garcia finds intrigue among "lady matadors," and Teju Cole looks afresh at post-Sept. 11 New York. In nonfiction, a mother learns self-acceptance through yoga and an economist explodes conventional wisdom about sports.
Dec 14, 2011 — 2011 was a terrific year for fiction — both from first-time novelists and much-decorated veterans. Maureen Corrigan's recommendations range from Karen Russell's dazzling debut, to David Foster Wallace's posthumously published novel, to what may be the Sept. 11 novel.
Oct 12, 2011 — It's fall, and the mood has turned from silly to serious. In keeping with the buttoned-up season, author Martha Southgate lists her favorite books full of fastidious fellows. They might be fussy, but she knows deep down, they're a whole lot of fun.
Feb 13, 2011 — Teju Cole's debut novel, Open City, follows Julius, a half-Nigerian and half-German doctor, as he wanders the streets of New York. Julius struggles to understand his identity as an immigrant, an experience the author himself is familiar with.
Aug 22, 2012 — For Teju Cole, "Respiration," a song about New York City, is the best words in the best order.
Jul 14, 2011 — NPR coverage of Open City by Teju Cole. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.