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, […]

Good to see the Franschhoek Literary Festival 2018 programme is up and running, with tickets on sale from tomorrow. Three days, nearly 200 authors. I’ll be there with 3 events: Fri 18 May, 10am, “What it takes to fill a page”: Darrel Bristow-Bovey will be chatting to me, Mick Herron and Claire Robertson. Sat 19, 6pm, “It’s not about me”: […]