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New Voices: Postcards

Billy Kahora, Jessica Soffer & Evie Wyld

Granta catches up with three authors featured in the New Voices series.

Billy Kahora

Billy Kahora studied Creative Writing as a Chevening Scholar at the University of Edinburgh in 2007. Before that, he spent eight years studying and working in South Africa, and was Editorial Assistant for All in Washington D.C. He also has degrees in journalism and media studies.

Kahora now lives and works in Kenya, where he is Managing Editor of the literary journal Kwani, established in Nairobi in 2003. We are proud to include his story ‘The Gorilla’s Apprentice’ in our New Voices series.

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Jessica Soffer

Jessica Soffer grew up in New York City, lived in rural Costa Rica, and went to college in Connecticut. She graduated from Hunter College’s MFA program where she was a Hertog Fellow and recipient of the Bernard Cohen Short Story Prize. She teaches fiction and food writing at Connecticut College and Stony Brook Universities MFA program and lives in Amagansett, New York.

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Evie Wyld

Evie Wyld is the author of After the Fire, A Still Small Voice and All the Birds, Singing, plus the graphic memoir Everything Is Teeth. She lives in south London where she helps run Review, an independent bookshop. She was named one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists in 2013.  

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