Fiston Mwanza Mujila


Fiston Mwanza Mujila was born in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo, and now lives in Graz, Austria. His writing foregrounds its debt to jazz, responds to political turbulence in his native country and its effects on everyday life. In doing so, the author displays an often incandescent, improvisatory verbal energy, replete with bouts of irreverent humor and surprising tonal shifts.

Mwanza Mujila has received numerous literary awards. His novel “Tram 83” was longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize in 2016 and was awarded the Peter-Rosegger-Literaturpreis in 2018.

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