Nikhil Singh is a South African artist, writer and musician. Former projects include the graphic novels Salem Brownstone written by John Harris Dunning (longlisted for the Branford Boase Award, Walker Books 2009) and The Ziggurat (Bell-Roberts 2003) by The Constructus Corporation (now Die Antwoord). His work has also been featured in various magazines including Dazed, i-D Online, and Creative Review, as well as Pictures and Words: New Comic Art and Narrative Illustration (Laurence King, 2005). His debut novel Taty Went West was published by Kwani? Trust in 2015, Jacaranda Books (UK) in 2017, and Rosarium (US) in 2018. The book was released with an accompanying soundtrack and was shortlisted for Best African Novel in the inaugural Nommo Awards. He was recently invited to submit a story to The Unquiet Dreamer, a prestigious Harlan Ellison tribute, from PS Publishing in 2019. The story “The Re-Evolution of Cloud 9” has been longlisted for Best Story in the 2020 Nommo Awards. The novel Club Ded, published by Luna Press Publishing (UK) in June 2020, was shortlisted for Best Novel in the 2021 British Science Fiction Association Awards. Short story “Malware Park” will be published in a forthcoming anthology by Titan Books, edited by Preston Grassman. To date, the author has participated in the following festivals: African Futures (Nairobi 2015), Time of the Writer (SA 2015), African Utopia (Southbank Center UK 2015), Africa Writes (British Library UK / Royal African Society 2016), Worldcon 75/Hugo Awards (Hugo Awards presenter / profiled writer Helsinki 2017), South African Book Fair / Bookweek (SA 2017), Readercon (Boston 2018), New York Science Fiction Review (NY 2018), Cymera (Edinburgh Festival 2020).