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Suyi Davies Okungbowa is a Nigerian author of fantasy, science fiction and general speculative fiction inspired by his West-African origins. He is the author of the highly-anticipated epic fantasy series, The Nameless Republic, beginning with Son of the Storm (Orbit, May 2021). His godpunk fantasy debut novel David Mogo, Godhunter (Abaddon, 2019), won the 2020 Nommo Ilube Award for Best Speculative Novel by an African. His shorter fiction and nonfiction have appeared internationally in periodicals like Tor.com, Lightspeed, Nightmare, Strange Horizons, and anthologies like Black Panther: Tales of Wakanda (Marvel/Titan, 2021) and Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy (Saga, 2020).

As a speaker and instructor, Suyi teaches college-level writing, earning his MFA at the University of Arizona. He has guest-lectured public workshops at venues like the Piper Writing Centre at ASU and the Tucson Festival of Books, as well as appeared at various conferences, conventions, readings and school visits, including at the University of Washington and the University of Chicago. His work has earned him features in the San Francisco Chronicle, NPR and a Carl Brandon Society scholarship.

He tweets at @IAmSuyiDavies and is @suyidavies everywhere else. Learn more at suyidavies.com.

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Author Bios and Photos

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Note that:

  • Okungbowa is pronounced "Oh-KOON-GBOR-wah", and Suyi is pronounced "SOO-yee", with stresses on the uppercase syllables. (You can listen to a pronunciation here.)
  • Suyi is good to refer to me as. Suyi Davies, Suyi Okungbowa and Okungbowa are also good. Davies as a standalone is not, and neither is Davies Okungbowa. When quoting my full name, always use Suyi Davies Okungbowa.
  • Pronouns are he/him/his. Mr. is fine as a title, as long as it follows the rules regarding name use from above.

Author Bios

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Suyi Davies Okungbowa is the author of Son of the Storm (Orbit, May 2021) and David Mogo, Godhunter (Abaddon, 2019). Learn more at suyidavies.com.

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Suyi Davies Okungbowa is the author of Son of the Storm (Orbit, May 2021), the first in The Nameless Republic epic fantasy trilogy, and David Mogo, Godhunter (Abaddon, 2019). His short stories and essays have appeared in various periodicals and anthologies. Find him at @IAmSuyiDavies on Twitter and @suyidavies on Instagram.

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Suyi Davies Okungbowa is the author of Son of the Storm (Orbit, May 2021), first in The Nameless Republic epic fantasy trilogy, and the godpunk novel, David Mogo, Godhunter (Abaddon, 2019). His shorter works have appeared internationally in periodicals like Tor.com, Lightspeed, Nightmare, Strange Horizons, Fireside, and anthologies like Black Panther: Tales of Wakanda and Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy. He earned his MFA at the University of Arizona. He tweets at @IAmSuyiDavies and is @suyidavies on Instagram. Learn more at suyidavies.com.

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Suyi Davies Okungbowa is a Nigerian author of fantasy, science fiction and other speculative works inspired by his West-African origins. His new epic fantasy trilogy, The Nameless Republic, is forthcoming from Orbit, beginning in May 2021 with Son of the Storm. His highly-anticipated debut, the godpunk fantasy novel David Mogo, Godhunter (Abaddon, 2019), won the 2020 Nommo Ilube Award for Best Speculative Novel by an African. His shorter fiction and essays have appeared internationally in periodicals like Tor.com, Lightspeed, Nightmare, Strange Horizons, Fireside, and anthologies like Black Panther: Tales of Wakanda, Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, and People of Colour Destroy Science Fiction. He has taught writing at the University of Arizona (where he also earned his MFA in Creative Writing) and spoken at various venues in the US and beyond, including schools, conferences, conventions and other institutions. He tweets at @IAmSuyiDavies and is @suyidavies on Instagram. Learn more at suyidavies.com.