A. Igoni Barrett

A. Igoni Barrett was born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria and lives in Lagos. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Chinua Achebe Center, the Norman Mailer Center, and the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center. His second story collection, Love Is Power, or Something Like That, was picked by NPR as a best book of 2013. In 2014 he was named on the Africa39 list of most promising sub-Saharan African writers under 40. His first novel entitled Blackass is forthcoming from Chatto & Windus in June 2015.