Writer. Joined LPP in 2019.
Nikhil Singh is a South African artist, writer and musician. Former projects include the graphic novels: Salem Brownstone written by John Harris Dunning (longlisted for the Branford Boase Award, Walker Books 2009) as well as The Ziggurat (Bell-Roberts 2003) by The Constructus Corporation (now Die Antwoord). His work has also been featured in various magazines including Dazed, i-D Online, Creative Review, as well as Pictures and Words: New Comic Art and Narrative Illustration (Laurence King, 2005). His debut novel Taty Went West was published by Kwani? Trust in 2015, Jacaranda Books (UK) in 2017, and Rosarium (US) in 2018. The book was released with an accompanying soundtrack and was shortlisted for Best African Novel in the inaugural Nommo Awards.
He was recently invited to submit a story to The Unquiet Dreamer, a prestigious Harlan Ellison tribute, from PS Publishing in 2019.
To date, the author has participated in the following festivals: African Futures (Nairobi 2015), Time of the Writer (SA 2015), African Utopia (Southbank Center UK 2015), Africa Writes (British Library UK / Royal African Society 2016), Worldcon 75/Hugo Awards (Hugo Awards presenter / profiled writer Helsinki 2017), South African Book Fair / Bookweek (SA 2017), Readercon (Boston 2018), New York Science Fiction Review (NY 2018).
Shortlisted for the BSFA Awards
Shortlisted for the Nommo Awards
Coverart by Ruby Gloom shortlisted for the BSFA Awards