Uche Okonkwo has an MFA in Fiction from Virginia Tech, and a master’s in Creative Writing from University of Manchester. Her work has been published in One Story, Ploughshares, The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2019, Lagos Noir, Ellipsis, Saraba, and others. She was a 2017 resident at Writers Omi, the 2019 Bernard O’Keefe Fiction Scholar at Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and the 2020-2021 George Bennett Fellow at Phillips Exeter Academy.
Uche has worked as a writer, editor, Composition and Creative Writing instructor, writing coach and English Language test developer. She is currently working on her first short story collection and is represented by Renée Zuckerbrot of MMQ Literary.