Irenosen Okojie

Irenosen is a Nigerian British writer. She studied Communications and Visual Culture at London Metropolitan University and is a freelance Arts Project Manager. Her debut novel, Butterfly Fish, was published in 2015, 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 collection of short stories, Nudibranch, was published in 2019 by Dialogue Books. It was longlisted for the Jhalak Prize 2020. The story ‘Grace Jones’ won the 2020 AKO Caine Prize for African Writing. A novel, Curandera, will be published by Dialogue Books in 2023. She is a Fellow and Vice Chair of the Royal Society of Literature and was awarded an MBE for services to literature in 2021.