Karen Onojaife is a novelist and short story writer.  Her writing has featured in publications such as Mslexia, Buzzfeed, Callaloo, Sable Literary Magazine and most recently, Closure: Contemporary Black British Short Stories.   

Her work has previously been long listed for the Bridport Short Story and the Fish Short Story competitions, while her story 'Starling' was second place in the Mslexia Short Story Competition 2013.   Her novel Borrowed Light won the Reader's Choice award and placed second overall in the inaugural SI Leeds Literary Prize 2012.  She is a VONA/Voices fellow, recipient of a place on the  Hedgebrook Writers in Residence program and currently is a fiction reader for the Callaloo journal.