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Author photo. Dinaw Mengestu. Photo courtesy of US Embassy Canada.

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Dinaw Mengestu was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 1978. In 1980, he, his mother, and his sister immigrated to the United States to join his father, who fled Ethiopia during the Red Terror. He graduated from Georgetown University and Columbia University's MFA program in fiction. He is the author of The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears and How to Read the Air. He has also written for several publications including Rolling Stone and Harper's. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears… (more)
How to Read the Air 472 copies, 40 reviews
All Our Names 444 copies, 26 reviews
20 Under 40: Stories from The New Yorker (Contributor) 163 copies, 5 reviews
Granta 108: Chicago (Contributor) 130 copies, 2 reviews
Granta 114: Aliens (Contributor) 91 copies, 1 review
Granta 139: Best of Young American Novelists (Contributor) 67 copies, 3 reviews

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