Biography Intro: Helon Habila Ngalabak is a Nigerian novelist and poet, whose writing has won many prizes, including the Caine Prize in 2001. He worked as a lecturer and journalist in Nigeria before moving in 2002 to England, where he was a Chevening Scholar at the University of East Anglia, and now teaches creative writing at George Mason University, Washington, D.C
NAME: Helon Habila Ngalabak
DATE OF BIRTH: November 1967
PLACE OF BIRTH: Kaltungo, Gombe State, Nigeria.
OCCUPATION: Novelist and poet.
EDUCATION: He studied English Language and Literature at the University of Jos and lectured for three years at the Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi.
HONORS AND AWARDS: Music Society of Nigeria (MUSON) national poetry award & Caine Prize.