Discipline: Literature – fiction

Nneoma Ike-Njoku

Discipline: Literature – fiction
Region: Athens, GA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2022

Nneoma Ike-Njoku is a Nigerian writer. She received her M.F.A. in fiction from Cornell University, and is currently a second-year Ph.D. student in English literature and creative writing at UGA where she received the Jane Appleby Entrance award.

Her work has appeared in the African Futures anthology, Transition, Winter Tangerine, NANO Fiction, and elsewhere. In 2022, she was commissioned to write an original short story for the Newman Wetlands Center, which will be audio-recorded to accompany tours on the site.

Nneoma is the recipient of a 2021 Betty Trask Award for her novel-in-progress, which she worked on while in residence at MacDowell.



Nneoma Ike-Njoku worked in the Veltin studio.

Veltin Studio was donated by alumni of the Veltin School, a school for girls in New York with a highly respected visual arts department. As the plaque just outside the entrance attests, this studio was used by poet Edwin Arlington Robinson during most of the 24 summers he spent at MacDowell. Perhaps most famously, Thornton Wilder put the finishing…

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