The Quarantine Hotline #11 — Irenosen Okojie

An interview series in which we beat the lockdown blues reaching out to friends for a nice and informal telephone chat. In our eleventh episode, Fernando Sdrigotti talks to Irenosen Okojie, who is in London.

Some of the topics discussed: her new collection, Nudibranch,writing short stories versus writing novels, writing in short bursts, writing in-between places, the pointless label of magical realism (among others), the demand to speak for a group, et cetera.


Irenosen Okojie is a Nigerian-born short story and novel writer working in London. She is the author of Speak Gigantular, Butterfly Fish, and Nudibranch. Twitter: @IrenosenOkojie

Fernando Sdrigotti is one of the members of the Minor Literature[s] cargo cult. His latest book is JOLTS. Twitter: @f_sd

Featured image: Hotline, Grant Hutchinson, Creative Commons.

Music: Desierto, Audiodélica, Creative Commons.