Okechukwu Nzelu is a writer and teacher. In 2015 he was the recipient of a New Writing North Award for The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney, which is his debut novel, published by Dialogue Books/Little Brown in 2019. He was born in Manchester in 1988, read English at Girton College, Cambridge and completed the Teach First programme. His work has been published in the i, Agenda, PN Review, E-magazine and The Literateur and his radio play, Me and Alan, was broadcast on Roundhouse Radio in 2013. His essay ‘Troubles with God’ was published in the anthology Safe: On Black British Men Reclaiming Space (Trapeze, 2019).
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