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Suyi Davies Okungbowa

Author
Arizona, USA
Suyi Davies Okungbowa is a Nigerian author of fantasy, science fiction and other speculative works inspired by his West-African origins. His new epic fantasy trilogy, The Nameless Republic, is forthcoming from Orbit, beginning in May 2021 with Son of the Storm. His highly-anticipated debut, the godpunk fantasy novel David Mogo, Godhunter (Abaddon, 2019), won the 2020 Nommo Ilube Award for Best Speculative Novel by an African. His shorter fiction and essays have appeared internationally in periodicals like Tor.com, Lightspeed, Nightmare, Strange Horizons, Fireside, and anthologies like Black Panther: Tales of Wakanda, Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, and People of Colour Destroy Science Fiction. He has taught writing at the University of Arizona (where he also earned his MFA in Creative Writing) and spoken at various venues in the US and beyond, including schools, conferences, conventions and other institutions. He tweets at @IAmSuyiDavies and is @suyidavies on Instagram. Learn more at suyidavies.com.