Chịkọdịlị Emelụmadụ was born in Worksop, Nottinghamshire and raised in Awka, Nigeria. Her work has been shortlisted for the Shirley Jackson Awards (2015), the Caine Prize for African Literature (2017 & 2020) and won a Nommo award (2020). In 2019, she won the inaugural Curtis Brown First Novel prize for her soon-to-be-published manuscript ‘Dazzling,’ topping over three-thousand other entries in the UK and Ireland.
She lives in Newhaven, East Sussex with her children and many guinea pigs.
Check out Chịkọdịlị’s work in the anthologies Writing the Uncanny, out September 23, 2021; Of This Our Country Nigerian writers in the home they know, out September 30, 2021. Find Chịkọdịlị on Twitter at @chemelumadu and on Instagram at @chikodili.