TJ Benson

TJ Benson



TJ Benson is a writer and visual artist who explores the body in the context of memory, migration, utopia and the unconscious self. His works have been exhibited, published in several journals, and shortlisted for awards; he won the Amab-HBF Prize in 2015 and was the first runner-up for the Short Story Day Africa Prize.

His first novel, ‘The Madhouse’, was published by Masobe Books in February 2021 and his new novel, ‘People Live Here’ will be published by Masobe Books in the third quarter of 2022.

He currently lives in an apartment full of plants in Kaduna, Nigeria and is on the verge of becoming a cat person.

He tweets @tjbenson_