September 25, 2023

The book, which will be released on October 17, 2023, will be published by Penguin Random House.

By Hope Ibiale

Twelve years after his sophomore book, Open City, renowned Nigerian-American writer, street photographer, and art historian, Teju Cole, is set to release his third novel, Tremor. The book, which will be released on October 17, 2023, will be published by Penguin Random House. The American book publisher also published Cole’s previous books, Open City and Every Day is for the Thief.

Tremor tells the story of Tunde, a Nigerian photographer teaching at a renowned New England University. Like the author, Tunde is an intellectual and a photographer.

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According to Penguin Random House, “Tremor is a startling work of realism and invention that engages brilliantly with literature, music, race, history, and much more, as it examines the passage of time and how we mark it. It is a reckoning with human survival amidst ‘history’s own brutality, which refuses symmetries and seldom consoles,’ but it is also a testament to the possibility of joy. As he did in his magnificent debut Open City, Teju Cole once again offers narration with all its senses alert, a surprising and deeply essential work from a beacon of contemporary literature.”

Teju Cole is a writer and photographer, whose works include Every Day is for the Thief, Open City, Known and Strange Things, a photobook, Punto d’Ombra, Black Paper, and City of Pain. Cole has also contributed to publications like The New York Times, Granta, The New Yorker, Transition magazine, The New Inquiry, and many others. In 2012, he won the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award winner for Open City. Aside from writing and photography, Teju Cole is also the Gore Vidal Professor of the Practice of Creative Writing at Harvard University.

You can preorder the book here.

Article updated April 3rd, 2023

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