Nigerian writer Wole Talabi has won the inaugural ROSL Readers' Award as part of the 2018 Caine Prize for African Writing with his piece ‘Wednesday’s Story’. The prize is £1,000 and a commission to write an original piece to be published in an upcoming edition of Overseas

Wole is a Nigerian full-time engineer, part-time writer, and some-time editor with a fondness for science fiction and fantasy. His stories have appeared in publications including Terraform, Omenana, Liquid Imagination, and The Kalahari Review. He edited These Words Expose Us, the anthology of Nigerian blog-site, The Naked Convos. He currently lives and works in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He enjoys good stories and goes scuba diving whenever he gets the chance.

ROSL has proudly supported the Caine Prize since its inception in 2000 by offering accommodation at our London clubhouse for the shortlisted writers during their stay in London for various talks, media events, and the dinner to announce the winner. This year marks a refreshed and enhanced relationship with the prize in which ROSL members and friends voted for their preferred choice and we wish Wole warm congratulations on winning this award. His original piece will be published in the March to May 2019 edition of Overseas.

The story can be read here.

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