Tendai Huchu

Tendai Huchu

(T.L.) Tendai Huchu (he/him) is a Zimbabwean-born author and long-time Edinburgh resident. Following critically acclaimed first novel “The Hairdresser of Harare” (2010), T.L. Huchu’s genre and mainstream fiction has been widely published and awarded.  A long-time resident of Edinburgh, his main genre project at present is the Edinburgh Nights series, set in a dystopian futuristic fantasy version of the city. The first three books (“The Library of the Dead”, “Our Lady of Mysterious Ailments”, and “The Mystery at Dunvegan Castle”) are in print now, with book four, “The Legacy of Arniston Hall”, due in October 2024.


T.L. Huchu’s work has appeared in ‘Lightspeed’, ‘Interzone’, ‘Analog Science Fiction & Fact’, ‘The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2021’, ‘Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine’, ‘Mystery Weekly’, ‘The Year’s Best Crime and Mystery Stories 2016’, and elsewhere. He is the winner of a Hurston/Wright Legacy Award (2023), an Alex Award (2022), the Children’s Africana Book Award (2021), the Nommo Award for African SFF (2022, 2017), and has been shortlisted for the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire (2019) and the Caine Prize (2014). “The Mystery at Dunvegan Castle”, the third instalment in his Edinburgh Nights fantasy series, was published in summer 2023.

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