In 2001, he became Africa’s first ‘digital novelist’ with the Internet publication of his signature thriller, When the Whirlwind Passes.
He has since written a short story collection (Kiss, Commander, Promise), a solo poetry anthology (The Moon is Made of Green Cheese) and numerous stage plays including Hannah and the Angel, which won a Theatre Company prize, andThe Smartest Guy in the Boardroom which is currently being converted into a TV sitcom by production house Charm Concepts.
Nderitu is currently the Deputy Secretary-General of International PEN’s Kenya Centre.
His literature is available in English and Japanese.
Years active: 2001 – Present
Genre(s): Poetry, Fiction (Crime, suspense)
Influences: William Shakespeare, John Milton, S.J.Perelman, Len Deighton, Le Carre, James Hardley Chase, Adam Hall et al
In 2004, he was nominated for the Douglas Coupland Short Story Award for his despairing spy story, Life as a Flower. In the Spring of 2007, Life as a Flower was included in the Reading Section of an assessment exam in Pennsylvania, USA.
In late 2007, Nderitu won a Theatre Company prize for his humorous stage play, Hannah and the Angel.