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Yvette Lisa Ndlovu

Yvette Lisa Ndlovu is a Zimbabwean sarungano (storyteller). Her debut short story collection Swimming with Crocodiles (University Press of Kentucky, Spring 2023) won the 2021 UPK New Poetry & Prose Series Prize. She is pursuing her MFA at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst where she teaches in the Writing Program. She has taught at Clarion West Writers Workshop online and earned her BA at Cornell University. Her work has been supported by fellowships from the Tin House Workshop, Bread Loaf Writers Workshop, and the New York State Summer Writers Institute.  She received the 2017 Cornell University George Harmon Coxe Award for Poetry selected by Sally Wen Mao and was the 2020 fiction winner of Columbia Journal’s Womxn History Month Special Issue. She is the co-founder of the Voodoonauts Summer Workshop for Black SFF writers. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in F&SF,, Columbia Journal, Fiyah Literary Magazine, Mermaids Monthly, and Kweli Journal. She is currently at work on a novel.


Check out her work: Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction Anthology and a debut short story collection coming out 2023. FInd her on Twitter at @lisa_teabag


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