Rotimi Babatunde’s stories and poems have been published and translated widely. His story “Bombay’s Republic” was awarded the 2012 Caine Prize for African Writing. “The Collected Tricks of Houdini” was longlisted for the 2015 Sunday Times/EFG Award, the largest prize for short fiction in the world. His plays have been performed in Europe, Africa and North America. Rotimi Babatunde is a recipient of fellowships from Ledig House, New York; the Bellagio Centre, Italy; and the MacDowell Colony, New Hampshire, among others. He lives in Nigeria.