Our Authors | Brian Chikwava


Brian Chikwava is a London based writer and author of HARARE NORTH (Jonathan Cape, 2009). His short fiction has appeared anthologies published by Picador, Granta, Weaver Press, Jacana, Umuzi and also been aired on BBC Radios 3 and 4 and BBC World Service. He has held fellowships at Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies (South Africa), the University of East Anglia (Charles Pick Fellowship, UK), the Santa Maddalena Foundation (Italy), Maison Dora Maar (France), Civitella Ranieri Foundation (Italy) and Margurite Yourcenar Villa (France). Brian won the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2004 with his short story ‘Seventh Street Alchemy’. His new novel SHAMISO will be published by Canongate in March 2025.


Emma Shercliff