Octocon is delighted to announce our next online guest  – Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki

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Joining us online from Nigeria is award-winning author and editor Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki.

He is currently shortlisted for:

  • 2022 Hugo Awards in Best Novelette and Best Editor, Short Form categories
  • 2022 British Fantasy Awards in Best Short Story and Best Anthology categories

Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki is an African speculative fiction writer and editor in Nigeria. He won the Nebula award and is a multiple Hugo award finalist. He has also won the Otherwise, Nommo, and British Fantasy awards and has been a finalist in the WFA, Locus, BSFA, BFA & Sturgeon awards. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Strange Horizons, Galaxy’s Edge, Apex, Asimov’s, Tor.com, and more. He edited and published the Bridging Worlds non-fiction anthology, the first ever Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction anthology, and co-edited the Dominion and Africa Risen anthologies. He founded Jembefola Press and the Emeka Walter Dinjos Memorial Award For Disability In Speculative Fiction.

Pronouns: He/Him

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O2 Arena Novelette on Galaxy’s Edge – Shortlisted for 2022 Hugo Awards and 2022 British Fantasy Awards