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Novuyo Rosa Tshuma

Novuyo Rosa Tshuma grew up in Zimbabwe, and has lived in South Africa and the USA. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop (2015), where she was awarded the prestigious Maytag and Teaching-Writing Fellowships, as well as a Rydson Award for Excellence in Fiction. She served as Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Iowa in 2015-2016, was a 2016 Writer-in-Residence at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and is a recipient of a prestigious 2017 Bellagio Center Literary Arts Residency Award from the Rockefeller Foundation for her novel project House of Stone. House of Stone is forthcoming in June 2018 with Atlantic Books in the UK and in January 2019 with W. W. Norton in the USA. Novuyo serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of The Bare Life Review, a journal of immigrant and refugee literature based in New York. She earned her BCom in Economics and Finance from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa.