Ben Okri joins Georgina Capel Associates
Georgina Capel Associates are delighted to welcome Ben Okri to the agency.
Ben Okri was awarded the Booker Prize in 1991 with THE FAMISHED ROAD. His other novels include THE AGE OF MAGIC, DANGEROUS LOVE, IN ARCADIA, STARS OF THE NEW CURFEW, and ASTONISHING THE GODS. He has published ten novels, three books of short stories, two collections of essays, and three volumes of poems, the latest being WILD.
His works have been translated into 27 languages. He has been a Fellow Commoner in Creative Arts at Trinity College, Cambridge and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He was awarded an OBE.
Ben Okri’s books have 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 to cross-cultural understanding.
Ben is an honorary Fellow of Mansfield College, Oxford. He was born in Nigeria, and lives in London.
He has also published a collection of compressed stories called THE MAGIC LAMP: DREAMS OF OUR AGE, with paintings by Rosemary Clunie. His latest book is RISE LIKE LIONS: POETRY FOR THE MANY, an anthology of political poems.
Ben wrote the film script for the N: The Madness of Reason. He is currently co-writing with Peter Kruger the film of his novel, THE AGE OF MAGIC. Ben’s adaptation of Camus’s The Outsider, the first major production of this 20th century classic for the British stage, is being performed at The Coronet, Notting Hill Gate, from September 14th.