Ndinda Kioko is a Kenyan writer and filmmaker whose work has appeared on several platforms and publications including The Black Warrior Review, The Trans-African, BBC Radio 4, Wasafiri Magazine, Africa39: New Writing from Africa South of the Sahara, and Jalada Africa. She has been awarded the Miles Morland writing scholarship, Wasafiri New Writing Prize, the Richard & Juliette Logsdon Award for Creative Writing, and the Black Warrior Review Fiction Prize. She has an M.F.A. in creative writing (fiction) from the University of Oregon, and was a 2018/19 Olive B O’Connor Fellow at Colgate University. At MacDowell, she worked on a draft of her first novel set in Nairobi, tentatively titled Girls with English Names. It follows the lives of two young women from the moment they decide to run away from home, and as they begin a new life at Bibi Institute of Executive Home Assistants.