Irenosen Okojie was born in Nigeria and moved to England aged eight. A freelance Arts Project Manager, she has previously worked at Apples & Snakes as the National Development Coordinator and for The Caine Prize as a Publicity Officer for their 10th Anniversary Tour. Appointed to the Royal Society of Literature as a Fellow in 2018, her short stories have been published in the US, Africa and the UK. Her first novel, Butterfly Fish, was published in 2015 and for which she was a recipient of a 2016 Betty Trask Award. Her short story collection, Speak Gigantular, was published in 2016. It was shortlisted for the 2016 inaugural Jhalak Prize and the 2017 Edge Hill Short Story Prize. The story ‘Animal Parts’ was nominated for a 2016 Shirley Jackson Award. Her short story, ‘Synsepalum’, was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 to celebrate the BBC National Short Story Award 2018. A new collection of short stories, Nudibranch, due in 2019, and a novel, Curandera, will be published by Dialogue Books.

Website: www.irenosenokojie.com