Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s first novel, Kintu won the Kwani Manuscript Prize in 2013 and was published to wide acclaim in the UK by Oneworld in 2018. Kintu is published by Transit Books in the US and it is currently being translated into several languages.


Jennifer was awarded the Commonwealth Short Story Prize in 2014 for her short story, Let’s Tell This Story Properly.


Her debut collection of short stories will be published in 2019 and she is currently at work on her second novel.


In 2018 she was awarded the Windham-Campbell Prize for Fiction: