Lily Mabura is a fiction and children’s author. She is currently an Assistant Professor of English at the American University of Sharjah.
Her literary awards include the Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature, Kenya’s National Book Week Literary Award, and the Ellen Meloy Desert Writers Award. Her short story, “How Shall We Kill the Bishop?”, was shortlisted for the 2010 Caine Prize for African Writing.
Her publications include a first novel titled The Pretoria Conspiracy and four children’s books: Oma, Saleh Kanta and the Cavaliers, Seth the Silly Gorilla, and Ali the Little Sultan.
Her latest book is a collection of short stories titled How Shall We Kill the Bishop and Other Stories (African Writers Series, Heinemann-Pearson, 2012).
Lily has been working as a mentor/facilitator for the 2012-2013 Storymoja Hay Festival Writing Fellows.