Sidik Fofana

Sidik will perform live at Joe's Pub in our May 9, 2023 edition of Seriously Entertaining, speaking on the evening’s theme, “Playing with Fire.” Buy your tickets here.

Sidik Fofana is a graduate of NYU’s MFA program and a public school teacher in Brooklyn. His work has appeared in the Sewanee Review and Granta. He was also named a fellow at the Center for Fiction in 2018. Stories from the Tenants Downstairs, his debut short story collection composed of eight narratives about residents of a fictional building in Harlem, was published by Scribner in August 2022. The book is a finalist for the Gotham Book Prize, the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award, and the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence and was also named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal, Chicago Review of Books, LitHub, and Electric Lit. He received a 2023 Whiting Award in Fiction.

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