Namwali Serpell is a Zambian writer who teaches at UC Berkeley. She won the 2015 Caine Prize for African writing for her story “The Sack.” She received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award for women writers in 2011 and was selected for the Africa 39, a 2014 Hay Festival project to identify the best African writers under 40. Her first published story, “Muzungu,” was selected for The Best American Short Stories 2009 and shortlisted for the 2010 Caine Prize. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, The Believer, Tin House, Callaloo, Triple Canopy, n+1, Cabinet, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Guardian, and The New York Review of Books. Her first book of literary criticism, Seven Modes of Uncertainty, was published by Harvard University Press in 2014. Her first novel, The Old Drift, will be published by Hogarth Press (Penguin Random House) in March 2019.