Clifton Gachagua is a poet, writer and screenwriter. He is the first winner of the Sillerman Prize for African Poetry 2013, awarded by the African Poetry Book Fund. His poetry book, Madman at Kilifi, is forthcoming from the University of Nebraska Press.
He has completed a novel which was recently longlisted for the Kwani? Manuscript Project. His works have been published in major literary forums including Storymoja; Kwani? 06; Saraba; AfroSF.
Gachagua is currently writing for two TV broadcast shows, Sumu La Penzi and Block D, for Spielworks Media, the leading production company in Kenya.