Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi is the author of The First Woman (2020), which won the Jhalak Prize 2021, was shortlisted for The Diverse Book Award 2021, the Encore Prize 2021, the James Tait Black Prize 2021 and longlisted for The Aspen Words Literary Prize 2021.

Her first novel, Kintu, won the Kwani? Manuscript Project 2013, the Prix Transfuge Du Meilluer Premier Roman Francais (2019), was shortlisted for Edward Stanford Awards (2019) and longlisted for The Prix Du Medicis (2019).

Her collection of short stories, Manchester Happened, was shortlisted for The Big Book Prize: Harper’s Bazaar 2019 and longlisted for Edge Hill Prize.

Makumbi is a recipient of the prestigious Windham-Campbell Prize (2018). She also won the Global Commonwealth Short Story Prize (2014). She was Artist-in Berlin DAAD in 2022 and currently she is Artist in Residence at STIAS Stellenbosch. She has a PhD from Lancaster University and has taught in several universities in Britain.