About

Suyi reading from his novel, David Mogo, at a book event
(c) SeventhWave Mag, 2019

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 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 lives between Lagos, Nigeria and Tucson, Arizona where he teaches writing while completing his MFA in Creative Writing. He tweets at @IAmSuyiDavies and is @suyidavies everywhere else.

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  • 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 David Mogo, Godhunter (Abaddon, July 2019) and of internationally published fiction and nonfiction. More info at suyidavies.com and on Twitter at @IAmSuyiDavies.

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Suyi Davies Okungbowa is the author of David Mogo, Godhunter (Abaddon, July 2019) and of internationally published fiction and nonfiction. His fiction and essays have appeared in Tor.com, Lightspeed, Nightmare, Strange Horizons, Fireside and other 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 speculative fiction inspired by his West-African origins. He is the author of the highly-anticipated Nigerian godpunk debut, David Mogo, Godhunter (Abaddon, 2019). His shorter works have appeared internationally (or are forthcoming) in periodicals like Tor.com, Lightspeed, Nightmare, Strange Horizons, Fireside, Podcastle, The Dark 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 while completing his MFA in Creative Writing. 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 shorter fiction and essays have appeared in international 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 and craft at the University of Arizona (where he teaches undergraduate college writing while completing his MFA in Creative Writing) as well as spoken and lectured at various other 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.


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