NoViolet Bulawayo is the author of WE NEED NEW NAMES. Her stories have won the 2011 Caine Prize for African Writing and shortlisted for the J.M. Coetzee-judged 2009 SA PEN Studzinsi Award. NoViolet earned her MFA at Cornell University where she was a recipient of the Truman Capote Fellowship, and most recently, a lecturer of English. She is now a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. NoViolet was born and raised in Zimbabwe.