Helon Habila teaches creative writing at George Mason University. He is the author of four novels, the latest of which is Travelers, about African migrants in Europe. He is the author of the nonfiction book, The Chibok Girls, and editor of the Granta Book of African Short Story. He is a contributing editor to the VQR. His many awards include The Virginia Library Fiction Prize, and the Windham-Campbell Prize for Fiction. He lives in Centreville, VA, USA.