Suyi Davies Okungbowa —
Author. Scholar. Rebel.
I'm a Nigerian author of fantasy, science fiction and general speculative fiction inspired by my West-African origins. My next novel, SON OF THE STORM (Orbit, May 2021) is first in the epic fantasy trilogy, The Nameless Republic. My first novel, DAVID MOGO, GODHUNTER (Abaddon, 2019) won the 2020 Nommo Award for Best Novel. You'll find my shorter works at Tor.com, Lightspeed, Nightmare, Strange Horizons etc, and in Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, A World of Horror and People of Colour Destroy Science Fiction.
As a speaker and instructor, I've taught college-level writing and spoken at various venues, including the University of Arizona (where I also got my MFA), the Piper Writing Centre at ASU, the University of Washington and the University of Chicago.
I currently live between Lagos, Nigeria and Tucson, Arizona.Full bio and press kit
I wrote a Black Panther! —
And it's featured in the first ever Black Panther short story anthology!See full announcement on IGN.com
What I'm enjoying in February
I always love to share and recommend what's worked for me. Anything from the books and media I'm currently consuming, my projects-in-progress to hacks I've learned, you'll find here.
📖 AN UNKINDNESS OF GHOSTS by Rivers Solomon
📺 Teenage Bounty Hunters (Netflix), Space Sweepers (Netflix)
*If it's redacted, it means I can't yet speak publicly about it, sorry!
- [REDACTED] video game tie-in book (5%)
- The Nameless Republic Book #2, titled [REDACTED] (20%)
- Science-fantasy futuristic cli-fi novella (45%)