2020 Caine Prize shortlistee Irenosen Okojie was born in Nigeria. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Observer, The Guardian, the BBC and the Huffington Post amongst other publications. Her short stories have been published internationally. Her debut novel, Butterfly Fish, published by Jacaranda Books won a Betty Trask Award and was shortlisted for the Edinburgh First Book Award. Her short story collection, Speak Gigantular was shortlisted for the Edgehill Short Story Prize, the Jhalak Prize, the Saboteur Awards and nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award. It was selected by film director Carol Morley as an Observer Summer Read. Her short story collection Nudibranch was selected as one of the best books of the year in the Guardian and Observer Review by Bernardine Evaristo and Diana Evans. Irenosen lives in east London.