Binyavanga Wainaina is a Kenyan writer. In 2002 he won the Caine Prize for African Writing. He is the Founding Editor of Kwani? – a leading Kenyan magazine (www.kwani.org). In 2007, he won the Virginia Quarterly’s Emily Clark Balch prize for fiction. He was written for Tin House, Chimurenga, National Geographic and the New York Times. He is the Visiting Writer at Union College, in upstate New York. His travel/memoir book Discovering Home will be published by Graywolf Press in 2008.