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Ben Okri has published many books including The Famished Road, which won the Booker Prize in 1991. His work has been translated into 26 languages and has won numerous international prizes including the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize for Africa, the Paris Review Aga Khan Prize for Fiction, the Chianti Ruffino-Antico Fattore International Literary Prize and the Premio Grinzane Cavour Prize.

The recipient of many honorary doctorates, he is a vice-president of the English Centre of International PEN and was presented the Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum for his outstanding contribution to the Arts and cross-cultural understanding in 1995.

He has been a Fellow Commoner in Creative Arts at Trinity College, Cambridge and is an honorary fellow of Mansfield College, Cambridge. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature since 1987 he was awarded an OBE in 2001. He was born in Nigeria, and lives in London.

If you like Ben Okri you might also like to read books by David Malouf, Jim Crace and Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Ben Okri

The Magic Lamp: Dreams of Our Age by Ben Okri
The Magic Lamp: Dreams of Our Age
Ben Okri
Twenty-five stories, twenty-five paintings, five years to write, ten years to paint. This is an extraordinary collaboration between artist and artist: the Booker Prize-winning writer Ben Okri and the painter Rosemary Clunie. Together they have created a world, and peopled...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017
The Age of Magic by Ben Okri
The Age of Magic
Ben Okri
We haven’t had a new Ben Okri for some five years so this is something of a celebration. Sadly it is not quite magical enough, not in the same league as his magnificent The Famished Road. Charmingly written with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/09/2015
The Age of Magic by Ben Okri
The Age of Magic
Ben Okri
We haven’t had a new Ben Okri for some five years so this is something of a celebration. Sadly it is not quite magical enough, not in the same league as his magnificent The Famished Road. Charmingly written with an...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/10/2014
Tales of Freedom by Ben Okri
Tales of Freedom
Ben Okri
A beautiful collection of stories from the Booker Prize winner. He mixes poetry and story together to create some magical tales. The perfect book to read on a journey as the stories are quick to read and highly enjoyable.
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/04/2009

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