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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, forthcoming from Orbit Books in 2021. His highly acclaimed debut, the godpunk fantasy novel David Mogo, Godhunter (Abaddon, 2019), was hailed as "the subgenre's platonic deific ideal" by WIRED and nominated for the BSFA Award. His shorter fiction and nonfiction have appeared internationally in periodicals like Tor.com, Lightspeed, Nightmare, Strange Horizons, Fireside, Podcastle, Ozy, and anthologies like Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy (Saga, 2020), A World of Horror (Dark Moon Books, 2018) and People of Colour Destroy Science Fiction (John Joseph Adams, 2017).

As a speaker and instructor, Suyi teaches college-level writing at the University of Arizona, where he is also completing his MFA in Creative Writing. He has guest lectured at 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 University of Chicago. His work has earned him appearances in the San Francisco Chronicle and SFX Magazine, interviews on NPR, as well as a Carl Brandon Scholarship. He was named one of 50 Nigerians in the YNaija 2020 New Establishment.

He currently lives between Lagos, Nigeria and Tucson, Arizona, where tweets at @IAmSuyiDavies and is @suyidavies everywhere else.

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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.
  • 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, however, 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.

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Suyi Davies Okungbowa is the author of the forthcoming The Nameless Republic trilogy (Orbit, 2021) and David Mogo, Godhunter (Abaddon, 2019). Learn more at suyidavies.com.

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Suyi Davies Okungbowa is the author of the forthcoming The Nameless Republic trilogy (Orbit, 2021), the godpunk novel David Mogo, Godhunter (Abaddon, July 2019) and of internationally published short fiction and nonfiction in various periodicals and anthologies. Find him at suyidavies.com and at @IAmSuyiDavies on Twitter.

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Suyi Davies Okungbowa is a Nigerian author of the forthcoming The Nameless Republic fantasy trilogy (Orbit, 2021) and the highly-anticipated 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 Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, A World of Horror and People of Colour Destroy Science Fiction. He lives between Lagos, Nigeria and Tucson, Arizona where he teaches writing at the University of Arizona while completing his MFA in fiction. He tweets at @IAmSuyiDavies and is @suyidavies everywhere else. Learn more at suyidavies.com.

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Suyi Davies Okungbowa is a Nigerian author of fantasy, science fiction and horror inspired by his West-African origins. His highly-anticipated debut, the godpunk fantasy novel David Mogo, Godhunter (Abaddon, 2019), was hailed as “the subgenre’s platonic deific ideal.” His epic fantasy trilogy, The Nameless Republic, is forthcoming from Orbit in 2021. His shorter fiction and essays have appeared internationally in periodicals like Tor.com, Lightspeed, Nightmare, Strange Horizons, Fireside, Podcastle, The Dark and anthologies like Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy (Saga, 2020), A World of Horror (Dark Moon Books, 2018) and People of Colour Destroy Science Fiction (Lightspeed/John Joseph Adams, 2017). He has taught writing at the University of Arizona (where he completes his MFA in fiction) as well as spoken and lectured at various venues in the US and beyond, including schools, conferences, conventions and other institutions. He lives between Lagos, Nigeria and Tucson, Arizona. He is on Twitter at @IAmSuyiDavies and is @suyidavies everywhere else. Learn more at suyidavies.com.