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Irenosen Okojie is a Nigerian British writer. Her debut novel Butterfly Fish won a Betty Trask award and was shortlisted for an Edinburgh International First Book Award. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, the Observer, the Guardian, the BBC and the Huffington Post amongst other publications. Her short story collection Speak Gigantular , published by Jacaranda Books, was shortlisted for the Edgehill Short Story Prize, the Jhalak Prize, the Saboteur Awards and nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award. She was recently inducted as a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature as one of the Forty Under Forty initiative.


Okojie has a sharp eye . . . and a turn of phrase that switches from elegance to brutality in a single line - Stella DuffyAn original and highly unpredictable imagination, in a single sentence, Irenosen Okojie can whip the rug from under your feet. She's that rare and admirable thing - a writer who is also a risk taker. Prepare to be startled - Rupert ThomsonOne of the most original and innovative writers to emerge in many a year - Alex Wheatle MBEUnique and imaginative - Diana Evans, Orange Prize WinnerCreates a whole new geography of the imagination - Michele Roberts

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