Betty Trask Award Winner (not yet confirmed for 2021)
Elnathan John is a novelist, satirist and lawyer. His short stories have been shortlisted twice for the Caine Prize for African Writing, in 2013 and 2015. His novel, Born on a Tuesday won a Betty Trask Award and was shortlisted for the Nigeria Prize for Literature. It has been translated into German and French. His most recent book — a satire collection Be(com)ing Nigerian,
A Guide was published by Cassava Republic Press in 2019. His third book On Ajayi Crowther Street, a graphic novel, will be published in November 2019. Elnathan lives in Berlin and currently works as the 2019 recipient of the Berlin Senate work grant for non-German literature.
Workshops: Fiction in a world of fiction: Writing that matters and Writing politics and the politics of writing