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 […]

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 […]

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.

Aw, I’m really pleased about this! delighted that my Twitter experiment @FarMonolith caught some nominators’ eyes. And fabulous company on the shortlists: yay Nerine Dorman Masha du Toit Deji Olukotun Sibongile Fisher and everyone else. Also, so nice that they include the longlists of all nominees. Some great stuff on there. As someone who’s been reading a lot of African […]

Nice surprise: my story “Porcelain” is included in ONE, a staged adaption of stories from ONE WORLD: A GLOBAL ANTHOLOGY OF SHORT STORIES by students at Santa Ana College, being performed this weekend. Go check it out.  ONE WORLD is one of the best publications I’ve been involved in; still robustly in print after 9 years, […]