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Fatima Kola

Writer-in-Residence in Department of Medicine, Health and Society

Fatima Kola holds a PhD in international human rights law from University College London and an MFA from the Michener Center for Writers at UT Austin. She has been shortlisted for the Caine Prize in African Writing (2015), and was awarded a Miles Morland Foundation Grant (2017). From 2019 to 2021 she was a Stegner Fellow in Fiction at Stanford University, and in 2023 she was an artist in residence at the Cité internationale des arts in Paris. Her work has been published by One Story, Granta, New Contrast, The Guardian and Zoetrope: All-Story. She is currently completing her first novel, about loneliness, the river Thames, haunted bodies, sickness, and time travel.