Leye Adenle is a London-based Nigerian author and the winner of the first ever Prix Marianne for his debut novel Easy Motion Tourist (2016) in 2016. The second novel in the Amaka series, When Trouble Sleeps was published in 2018 and shortlisted for the 2019 CrimeFest edunnit award.
His short story, The Assassination, from the anthology, Sunshine Noir, was a finalist for the 2017 CWA Short Story Dagger award. He has written several short stories under his own name, and over a hundred satirical pieces under various pseudonyms. Leye comes from a family of writers, the most famous of whom was his grandfather, Oba Adeleye Adenle I, a former king of Oshogbo in South West Nigeria. Leye’s latest novel, The Beautiful Side of the Moon, was published by Hoatzin in 2019.