Foday is from Sierra Leone and lives in Scotland where he works as a teacher. He studied English Language and Literature at Fourah Bay College and worked as a teacher and lecturer before moving to the UK. He holds an MSc in International Conflict and Cooperation from the University of Stirling and an MA with Distinction in Professional Writing from Falmouth University. His stories have been published in literary magazines including Doek, The Decolonial Passage and The Other Side of Hope, and have been shortlisted or longlisted for the Bristol Short Story Prize, the Commonwealth Short Story Prize, the Bridport Short Story Prize, the Sean O’Faolain Short Story Prize, the Brick Lane Short Story Prize, the Mo Siewcharran Prize and the Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize. His story, ‘The Search for Othella Savage’ won the 2022 Mo Siewcharran Prize. Foday is currently writing his debut novel.