Elnathan John is a Nigerian novelist and writer, and one of Nigeria’s most well-known satirists. He has twice been shortlisted for the prestigious Caine Prize for African Writing (2013 & 2015). He won the Betty Trask Award 2017 for his debut novel Born on a Tuesday, which was also shortlisted for the NLNG Nigeria Prize for Literature and the Republic of Consciousness Prize 2016.
His writing has been published in Per Contra, Evergreen Review and Chimurenga’s The Chronic. He is a 2015 Civitella Ranieri Fellow and lives in Abuja, Nigeria.