Elnathan John is a lawyer, novelist and satirist. He is a 2015 Civitella Ranieri fellow and his fiction was shortlisted twice for the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2013 and 2015. His novel, Born on a Tuesday, has been shortlisted for the Nigeria Prize for Literature, the Republic of Consciousness Prize, and was a New York Times editors’ pick. Born on a Tuesday also received positive reviews in the Guardian UK as well as the New York Times and will be published in German in 2017 and French in 2018. His non-fiction covers subjects including pastoralism and conflict, gender non-conformism in northern Nigeria and Nigerian politics. Elnathan writes a weekly satire column for Daily Trust newspapers and is one of Nigeria’s most well known contemporary satirists. His writing has been published in Financial Times, Le Monde Diplomatique, ZAM magazine, The Chimurenga Chronic, BBC, Hazlitt, four Caine Prize for African Writing anthologies (2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016), and Per Contra. He is the winner of a Betty Trask Award and the Miles Morland Competition 2017.

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