Okwiri Oduor

Okwiri Oduor

Okwiri Oduor was born in Nairobi, Kenya. At age 25, she won the Caine Prize for African Writing 2014 for her story "My Father's Head.”  Later that year, she was named on the Hay Festival's Africa39 list of 39 African writers under 40 who would define trends in African literature. Her novella The Dream Chasers was highly commended in the Commonwealth Book Prize 2012. She has been a MacDowell Colony fellow, and she received her MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She has a story forthcoming in Granta.