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2011-2012 - Giles Foden

Mackey ChairBritish author Giles Foden is best known for his award-winning novel, The Last King of Scotland, which was adapted into the 2007 Oscar-nomiated film of the same name. Depicting the fictional relationship between Ugandan President Idi Amin and a young Scottish physician who is witness to Amin’s atrocities, The Last King of Scotland (1998) won a Whitbread First Novel Award and the Somerset Maugham Prize. Foden is also the author of Ladysmith,Zanzibar, Turbulence, and Mimi and Toutou Go Forth. He currently teaches creative writing at the University of East Anglia in England.