Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki
Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki is an African speculative fiction writer, slush reader and editor from Nigeria, with a background in Law. He won the 2018 Nommo award for best short story by an African, and was longlisted for the 2019 Nommo award. He was awarded the 2020 Horror Writers Association diversity grant and his novella was a finalist in the 2020 British Science Fiction Association and 2021 Nebula awards. He co-edited the Groundbreaking Dominion anthology alongside Zelda Knight, which is a finalist in the This is Horror and Locus award. He is also co-editing the anthology Africa Risen, alongside Zelda Knight and Sheree Renee Thomas, which is scheduled to be published by Tordotcom in 2022. He has two more anthologies scheduled for a 2021 release, the Bridging Worlds non-fiction anthology and the first ever Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction anthology. He has slush read for Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores, Podcastle and Strange Horizons. He is a member of the African speculative fiction Society, the HWA, BFA, BSFA and SFWA.