Books by Dinaw Mengestu

Dinaw Meng Estu was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in 1978. In 1980, he immigrated to the United States with his mother and sister, joining his father, who had fled Ethiopia during the Red Terror. He is a graduate of Georgetown University and Columbia Uni


ALL OUR NAMES by Dinaw Mengestu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2014

"Weighted with sorrow and gravitas, another superb story by Mengestu, who is among the best novelists now at work in America."
What's in a name? Identity of a kind, perhaps, but nothing like stability, and perhaps nothing like truth. So Mengestu (How to Read the Air, 2010, etc.) ponders in this elegiac, moving novel, his third. Read full book review >
HOW TO READ THE AIR by Dinaw Mengestu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2010

"Elegant, confident prose brings this tale to life, and though the trope of the road as a journey to self-understanding is a very old one, Mengestu gives it a fresh reading."
A sometimes somber, always searching novel of love, loss and the immigrant experience by Ethiopia-born writer Mengestu (The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears, 2006). Read full book review >
THE BEAUTIFUL THINGS THAT HEAVEN BEARS by Dinaw Mengestu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2007

"A nuanced slice of immigrant life."
After 17 years, an Ethiopian immigrant wonders to what extent he has become an American. Read full book review >