Patrice Nganang was born in Cameroon and is a novelist, poet, and essayist. His novel Dog Days received the Prix Médicis étranger and the Grand prix littéraire d’Afrique noire. He is also the author of Mount Pleasant (FSG, 2016). He teaches comparative literature at Stony Brook University. His fifth novel, When The Plums Are Ripe, is due to be out in August 2019.