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E. C. Osondu
Portrait of E. C. Osondu

E. C. Osondu was born in Nigeria, where he worked for many years as an advertising copywriter. Winner of the 2009 Caine Prize for African Writing, he is the author of a novel, This House Is Not For Sale (Harper, 2015), and two story collections: Alien Stories (BOA Editions, 2021), winner of the BOA Short Fiction Prize, and Voice of America (Harper, 2010). His stories have appeared in The Atlantic, Guernica, AGNI, and elsewhere. He is professor of English at Providence College in Rhode Island and a contributing editor of AGNI. (updated 4/2024)

Osondu’s first two published stories appeared in AGNI: “A Letter from Home”, later named one of the Top Ten Online Stories of 2006 by storySouth, and “Jimmy Carter’s Eyes”, which became a finalist for the Caine Prize. With William Pierce, he co-edited The AGNI Portfolio of African Fiction.

Read a conversation between Osondu and Pierce at Critical Flame.

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