Who you may well ask? Yes, I hadn't heard of him either - but that' s because so little of his work has been translated into English. University of Nebraska Press publishes two of his works in translation, a collection of short stories, The Round and Other Cold, Hard Facts and the novel Onitsha. The BBC has a good overview of his work here. Since the Deweys are off shortly to Montreal and Ottawa, I'll definately be checking out the French language bookstores for a tome or two. In particular, Ballaciner, described as a personal essay about the history of the art of film looks very interesting. And now, we'll wait to see if the Nobel win is enough for a publisher to take on translating the rest of his work. . .