In conversation with Okechukwu Nzelu

10th Feb 2022, 2:00pm

The Arts Centre

Headshot Image © Alex Douglas

Thursday 10 February 2pm
In conversation with Okechukwu Nzelu
Author of ‘The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney’

The 2022 Edge Hill Big Read is ‘The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney by Okechukwu Nzelu’. It is a powerful story of youth, race, sexuality and belonging. Okechukwu will be visiting the campus on Thursday 10th February, to discuss this award winning piece of fiction, but also his latest novel ‘Here Again Now’; a story with themes of masculinity and sexuality.

Okechukwu is a professional novelist, freelance writer and a Lecturer in Creative Writing at Lancaster University. Okechukwu was born in  Manchester and read English at Girton College, Cambridge, and completed a Teach First Programme after he graduated.

His work has been published in Agenda, PN Review, E-magazine and The Literateur and his essay ‘Troubles with God’ will be published in the anthology Safe: On Black British Men Reclaiming Space (Trapeze, 2019). In 2015 he was the recipient of a New Writing North Award for The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney, which is his debut novel.

Come along to hear the author talk about the novel and his new book due for publication in March 2022.

More information at

Free, booking required.

Book signing and photographs available after the event

Remember to bring your book along for signing!