|From L-R: Hawa Golakai, Kinyanjui |
Kombani, Richard Crompton
- Kenyan-based English author, Richard Crompton, whose debut novel The Honey Guide(UK)/Hour of the Red God (US) was published in 2013. Set in Nairobi against the backdrop of the turbulent 2007 elections, The Honey Guide is said to introduce a truly unforgettable leading character in crime fiction - Mollel, a Maasai police detective.
- Cape Town based Liberian author, HJ Golakai whose debut novel The Lazarus Effect centres on Voinjama "Vee" Johnson, a journalist and Liberian migrant investigating the disappearance of a teenager.
- Kenyan, Kinyanjui Kombani, whose novelThe Last Villians of Molo, is told against the backdrop of the 1992 ethnic clashes in Kenya and five friends who have fleed the violence and fin themselves in the slums.