NAACP Image Award nomination

The Africa Risen anthology, edited by I, Sheree Renee Thomas and Zelda Knight is a nominee in the 54th NAACP Image Awards, Outstanding Literary Work – fiction. You can see the full list of nominees here The anthology, published by Tordotcom, got a starred review from Publishers Weekly and Booklist, and additional reviews from LibraryContinue reading “NAACP Image Award nomination”

Finalists for the 2021 Emeka Walter Dinjos Memorial Award For Disability In Speculative Fiction

So the finalists for the inaugural edition of the Emeka Walter Dinjos Memorial Award For Disability In Speculative Fiction are For the Disabled writers category Jaye Viner’s “Cannibalism in the Inhuman Age” in Drabblecast Christine Lucas’s “Echoes of a Broken Mind” in Future SF Marissa Lingen’s “So Your Grandmother Is a Starship Now: A QuickContinue reading “Finalists for the 2021 Emeka Walter Dinjos Memorial Award For Disability In Speculative Fiction”

2022 World Fantasy Award win

So I recently won the 2022 World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology, presented at the 2022 World Fantasy Convention that took place at the Hyatt Regency hotel, New Orleans. The award was awarded for the first ever Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction anthology I edited and published with the small press I founded to doContinue reading “2022 World Fantasy Award win”

Bridging Worlds: Global Conversations On Creating Pan-African Speculative Literature In a Pandemic

The Bridging Worlds non-fiction anthology examines the difficulties Black people and African writers faced in the 2020 pandemic-lockdown breakout year and how they navigated them. Bridging Worlds seeks to explore the threads and lines that connect us as we navigated this singular yet multifaceted experience, and show that connection in the various non-fiction pieces writtenContinue reading “Bridging Worlds: Global Conversations On Creating Pan-African Speculative Literature In a Pandemic”

ICFA 44 Guest of Honor

So I’ll be the 2023 International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts (IAFA) Guest of Honour, the 1st African-born Black writer to be guest of honour. This will be at the International Conference For the Fantastic In The Arts (ICFA) 44, taking place in 2023. It’s an immense honour, one that’s been held byContinue reading “ICFA 44 Guest of Honor”

Africa Risen Starred Review on Publisher’s Weekly

So earlier this week, the Africa Risen anthology by myself, Sheree Renée Thomas and Zelda Knight got its first review. The review will be my first Publisher’s Weekly starred review and also likely the first PW started review by an African edited speculative fiction anthology. You can see it here on Publishers Weekly, and pre-orderContinue reading “Africa Risen Starred Review on Publisher’s Weekly”

Can*Con 2022 Editor Virtual GoH

In what will be my first guest of honour appearance ever, I will be attending Can*Con this year, virtually. I will be guest of honour alongside friends Suyi Davies Okungbowa as Author guest of honour and E.D.E Bell as Editor guest of honour. You can see my profile as GoH here. Can-Con 2022 will beContinue reading “Can*Con 2022 Editor Virtual GoH”

Multiple British Fantasy Award Finalist

I’m British Fantasy award finalist, for the second time in a row. I’m nominated this time, for writing & editing, in 2 categories; best short fiction & best anthology with my Nebula winning novelette O2 Arena, & WFA, Locus shortlisted anthology, the Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction. Both are Hugo award finalists. Do consider them/meContinue reading “Multiple British Fantasy Award Finalist”

World Fantasy Award Finalist

So I’m a 2022 World Fantasy award finalist with the first ever Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction anthology I edited & published. It also makes me the first Black, African editor to be a World Fantasy award finalist. With it I’m also the first African Hugo award, best editor finalist. The Year’s Best African SpeculativeContinue reading “World Fantasy Award Finalist”

Multiple Hugo Award Finalist

I’ll be a Hugo award finalist for the first time ever, and in various categories. For best novelette, then best editor, short form category. My climate fiction novelette O2 Arena which won the Nebula award the first novelette by an African writer to win it, will also be the first novelette by an African writerContinue reading “Multiple Hugo Award Finalist”