Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie grew up in Nigeria. Her work has been translated into thirty languages. A recipient numerous awards, she is a MacArthur Foundation Fellow. She divides her time between the United States and Nigeria.
Missy Franklin is a Canadian-American competition swimmer. In her Olympic debut at the 2012 Summer Olympics at age 17, she won a total of five medals, four of which were gold. Holding dual American and Canadian citizenship, she chose to compete for the U.S. national swim team.