Yaa Gyasi

Visiting Assistant Professor

Spring 2022

Yaa Gyasi was born in Ghana and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. Her debut novel, Homegoing, won her the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Award for best first book, the PEN/Hemingway Award for a first book of fiction, the National Book Foundation’s “5 under 35” honors for 2016, and the American Book Award.

Photo by Peter Hurley/Vilcek Foundation
Research areas
  • Fiction
Portrait of Yaa Gyasi