About Olufunke

Olufunke Ogundimu was born in Lagos. She is an assistant fiction editor at Prairie Schooner and a Ph.D. student in Creative Writing at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is a 2018 Caine Prize for African Writing finalist, and a 2018 Miles Morland Writing Scholarship finalist. Her short story, “The Armed Letter Writers” won a 2019 Pushcart Prize. She has received fellowships from the Farafina Trust Creative Writing Workshop, FEMRITE African Women Writers’ Residency, Anaphora Residency, LARB/USC Publishing Workshop, Atlantic Centre for the Arts, and New York Foundation for the Arts. She is a graduate of the University of Lagos, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas MFA International programme in fiction. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Obsidian, adda, Transition Magazine, New Orleans Review, JaladaAfrica, Asymptote, Johannesburg Review of Books, Red Rock Review, and other places. She has completed a novel, “Memories of Three Rivers”, and a short story collection reluctantly titled “The Was Thing.”