The Future of New Writing: Dinaw Mengestu
From Freeman's, Issue Number Four
Dinaw Mengestu is the award-winning author of The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears, How to Read the Air, and All Our Names. He is a graduate of Georgetown University and of Columbia University’s M.F.A. program in fiction and the recipient of a 5 Under 35 award from the National Book Foundation and a 20 Under 40 award from the New Yorker. His journalism and fiction have appeared in such publications as Harper’s Magazine, Granta, Rolling Stone, the New Yorker, and the Wall Street Journal. He is the recipient of a 2012 MacArthur Foundation grant and currently lives in New York City.
Photo by Michael Lionstar.