Molara Wood, a writer and journalist, has written widely on the arts for nearly two decades. Author of Indigo, a collection of short stories. She won the inaugural John La Rose Short Story Competition and also received a Commonwealth Broadcasting Association award for her fiction. She is a former arts columnist for the Nigerian Guardian and also worked as Arts & Culture editor of NEXT, the newspaper founded by Pulitzer Prize winner Dele Olojede. Wood has served on the panel of judges for the Etisalat Prize for Literature; and more recently, the Quramo Writers Prize. She lives in Lagos, where she works as Chief Editor for Ouida Books and the One Read Africa initiative.