Derek Nnuro

Derek Nnuro is a Ghanaian-American fiction writer based in Iowa City. He is a graduate of the fiction program at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he was a recipient of the Meta Rosenberg Memorial Fellowship and a Teaching Writing Fellowship. He was awarded the Robert J. Schulze Fellowship in 2016 and is a recipient of a fellowship from the Ragdale Foundation.  He is working on an untitled novel set in Ghana, West Africa; Houston, Texas; and Alexandria, Virginia.  He has taught novel writing at the University of Iowa.