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Mayo Agard-Olubo

Mayo Agard-Olubo is a writer and poet based in London. He has been published in numerous anthologies and in the New Statesman. He writes fiction for children of all ages and is especially passionate about creating magical adventure stories for characters from backgrounds that have been historically ignored in children’s literature. As well as winning a place on A Writing Chance his unpublished picture book manuscript was longlisted for the inaugural Jericho prize, he was accepted into the HarperCollins Author Academy and is a winner of a London Writers Award in the YA/Children’s writing category. He is currently working on a Young Adult novel called We Must Slay Giants that explores themes such as climate change and colonialism through a steampunk fantasy setting.

You can read Mayo’s articles for the New Statesman here and The Bookseller here.

Online Work

The New Statesman
Every child deserves magic. So why are children of colour so under-represented in sci-fi and fantasy?
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