Johannes Anyuru

Johannes Anyuru (b. 1979) is a poet, novelist and playwright. He made his debut in 2003 with the critically acclaimed collection of poems Only The Gods Are New.

A Storm Blew in From Paradise (2012) was based on his own father’s life and marked an important breakthrough in Anyuru’s authorship. It received rave reviews, reached the #1 spot on the critics’ lists and was awarded and shortlisted for several prestigious literary prizes.

The Rabbit Yard (2017) was a huge ­success, both critically and commercially, and was awarded the August Prize. Translation rights have been sold to twelve territories and film rights have been acquired by Momento Film.