Doreen Baingana is a Ugandan writer and arts manager. Her short story collection, Tropical Fish, won a Grace Paley Prize and a Commonwealth Prize, and she has been shortlisted for the Caine Prize three times. Her other awards include fellowships to the Rockefeller Bellagio Residency, the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, La Porte Peinte residency, the Hambidge Center, a Tebere Arts Playwright residency, a Miles Morland Scholarship and a Sustainable Arts Foundation grant. Baingana has also published two children’s books as well as stories and essays in many journals including Agni, Callaloo, Chelsea, Glimmer Train, The Caravan, Chimurenga, Kwani?, Ibua, Evergreen Review and The Georgia Review. She has adapted her stories for the stage, which have been performed in Uganda and Germany.
Baingana has an MFA from the University of Maryland, College Park, worked at Voice of America radio and as managing editor of Storymoja Africa, a Kenyan publisher, and was chairperson of FEMRITE: the Uganda Women Writers Association. She has led creative writing workshops for two decades in various forums across Africa. She is based in Entebbe, Uganda.
This event is co-sponsored by the UGA English Department, The Georgia Review, and the Willson Center for Humanities & Arts.