T.L. Huchu in conversation with Chikodili Emelumadu
“Monsters, Process and Mayhem”
Emelumadu and Huchu discuss their love of African monsters, the weird, and the craft of writing dope SFF.
30th July 2020
Chikodili Emelumadu was born in Worksop, Nottinghamshire and raised in Nigeria. Her work has previously been shortlisted for the Shirley Jackson Awards (2015), the Caine Prize for African Literature (2017) and a Nommo award (2020). In 2019, she won the inaugural Curtis Brown First Novel prize for her novel ‘Dazzling’.
T.L. Huchu’s work has appeared in Lightspeed, Interzone, AfroSF, The Apex Book of World SF 5, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Mystery Weekly, The Year’s Best Crime and Mystery Stories 2016, and elsewhere. He is the winner of a Nommo Award for African SFF, and has been longlisted for the Prix les Afriques 2020, and shortlisted for the Caine Prize and the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire. His new fantasy novel ‘The Library of the Dead’, the first book in the ‘Edinburgh Nights’ series, will be published by Tor in the US and UK in March 2021.
Tendai was also a guest editor of Shoreline of Infinity 18, the Spotlight on BAME issue.
Find him @TendaiHuchu.