My short story “Animalia Paradoxa” was featured as the “weekend read” by For Books’ Sake, a site that champions writing by women. This is the title story of my new collection from Boiler House Books, which can be purchased here. A virus inflames a woman with mortal desire; a colonial naturalist seeks an impossible specimen; […]
My new collection of short stories, Animalia Paradoxa, is out now from Norwich-based Boiler House Press, as part of their exciting first fiction offering: great new books from Ben Borek, Ruby Cowling and Jonathan Gibbs complete the beautifully designed set. Buy them now direct from Boiler House ( international shipping available). The stories have never […]
My story “Promenade” is included in this Cambridge University Press schools anthology, which I certainly wouldn’t have minded having at school. It’s a very nice eclectic selection: The anthology contains short stories written in English by authors from many different countries and cultures, including Charles Dickens, Virginia Woolf, Christina Rossetti, Janet Frame, Jhumpa Lahiri, Romesh […]
You can now read my Safari Gothic short story ‘Sanctuary’, and a huge trove of other downloadable e-books of all kinds, for free on your phone on the SimplyE app. It’s provided by the The New York Public Library, but you don’t need to be a library member, or in the States, to access it. (Use […]
An interview – from several months ago now – with The Booktrail, on my home town and my novels. Every book creates its own sensory landscape; I think some writers are more attuned to certain senses as well. I’ve always thought of myself as a very visual writer, and Nineveh is full of lush images of glinting […]
News! I’m really happy to announce a film deal for my novel Nineveh, with the fabulous Fortune Cookie Theatre Company. More details to follow in time, but I can say they have some brilliant ideas for bringing the bugs to life.
I wrote a mini blogpost in the run-up to the The Caine Prize for African Writing. There were 133 writers there on my carpet, and maybe five times as many others who’d helped them, in small or large ways, to be there. Read the full post here.
With the fabulous The Caine Prize for African Writing winner. Congratulations for her wonderful story “Fanta Blackcurrant”.
I did this interview some time ago with the excellent Graham Riach; happy to see it in print now. Read the whole piece here. In this interview, Henrietta Rose-Innes describes her practice as a short story writer, noting how it differs from that of writing novels or poetry. For Rose-Innes, the short story offers a way […]
CONGRATULATIONS Wole Talabi, Nonyelum Ekwempu, Olufunke Ogundimu Stacy Hardy and Makena Onjerika! I’m very proud to have been part of selecting this wonderful shortlist. Sifting through the entries was a pleasure from start to finish. Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa representing. Read the luminous top five stories here.