Billy Kahora is the author of the short story collection The Cape Cod Bicycle War and the non-fiction novella The True Story of David Munyakei. He was highly commended by the 2007 Caine Prize judges for his story ‘Treadmill Love’; his story ‘Urban Zoning’ was shortlisted for the prize in 2012, ‘The Gorilla’s Apprentice’ in 2014.
His short fiction and creative non-fiction has appeared in Granta, Chimurenga, McSweeney’s and Kwani?. He wrote the screenplay for Soul Boy and co-wrote Nairobi Half Life which won the Kalasha awards. He worked for nearly a decade for Kenya’s leading literary publisher Kwani Trust, editing seven issues of the Kwani? journal. He is currently Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Bristol.