Shimmer Chinodya
Name (reversed)
Chinodya, Shimmer

<b>Shimmer Chinodya</b> is a prolific short story writer, poet, and novelist born in 1957 in Gweru, Zimbabwe.

He studied English Literature and Education at the University of Zimbabwe and completed an MA in Creative Writing at the University of Iowa in 1985.

<i>Harvest of Thorns</i> won the 1990 Commonwealth Writers Regional Prize and has been studied as a set text in high schools and universities worldwide. Following his writing success, Chinodya received numerous fellowships and was made Distinguished Dana Professor in Creative Writing and African Literature at the University of St Lawrence until 1997.

He currently works as a full-time writer.