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Billy Kahora is the author of the non-fiction novella The True Story Of David Munyakei and a short story collection, The Cape Cod Bicycle War. He was highly commended by the 2007 Caine Prize judges for his story Treadmill Love; his story Urban Zoning was shortlisted for the prize in 2012, The Gorilla’s Apprentice in 2014. His short fiction and creative non-fiction has appeared inChimurenga, McSweeney’s, Granta Online, Internazionale and Vanity Fair and Kwani. He wrote the screenplay for Soul Boy and co-wrote Nairobi Half Life which won the Kalasha awards. He worked for nearly a decade for Kenya’s leading literary publisher Kwani Trust, editing seven issues of the Kwani? journal. He teaches creative writing at the University of Bristol and is also pursuing a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Manchester.