A. Igoni Barrett was born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria in 1979. He won the 2005 BBC World Service short story competition and is the recipient of a Chinua Achebe Center fellowship, a Norman Mailer Center fellowship, and a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center residency. His first book, the story collection From Caves of Rotten Teeth, was published in 2005. His second story collection, Love Is Power, Or Something Like That, is to be published in 2013 in the US by Graywolf Press, in the UK by Chatto & Windus, and in Nigeria by Farafina. Visit his blog.