Emmanuel Iduma is the author of A Stranger’s Pose, a book of travel stories, and The Sound of Things to Come, a novel.
His stories and essays have been published widely, including in Best American Travel Writing 2020, Aperture, LitHub, The Millions, Art in America, and The New York Review of Books Daily.
In 2017 he was awarded an arts writing grant from the Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation for his essays on Nigerian artists. A Stranger’s Pose was long-listed for the Ondaatje Prize in 2019, and in 2020, he received the inaugural Irving Sandler Award for New Voices in Art Criticism from AICA-USA.
I Am Still with You, his memoir on the aftermath of the Nigerian Civil War, is forthcoming from Algonquin Books in the U.S., and William Collins in the U.K.
He divides his time between Lagos and New York City.
A longer bio can be found here. Author photograph by Josh Begley.