(T.L.) Tendai Huchu Added as Special Guest at Glasgow 2024

T.L. Huchu

Glasgow 2024 today announced that Zimbabwean author (T.L.) Tendai Huchu will be appearing as a Special Guest at the 2024 Worldcon.
 
T.L. Huchu’s genre and mainstream fiction has been widely published and awarded since his first novel The Hairdresser of Harare (2010).  A long-time resident of Edinburgh, his main project at present is the Edinburgh Nights series, set in a dystopian futuristic fantasy version of the city. The first three books (The Library of the Dead, Our Lady of Mysterious Ailments, and The Mystery at Dunvegan Castle) are in print now, with book four, The Legacy of Arniston Hall, due in October 2024.

He is the winner of a Hurston/Wright Legacy Award (2023), an Alex Award (2022), the Children’s Africana Book Award (2021), the Nommo Award for African SFF (2022, 2017), and has been shortlisted for the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire (2019) and the Caine Prize (2014).
 
Looking forward to next year’s appearance, Tendai said “I think at its heart Glasgow 2024 is about meeting people, sharing ideas and nerding out. I very much look forward to meeting new folks and some that I already know and chatting. A lot comes out of these encounters. Getting introduced to different art and concepts you otherwise might never have encountered. It’s the people that make Glasgow, after all.”

Chair Esther MacCallum-Stewart said, “We’re delighted to announce Tendai as our first Special Guest for Glasgow 2024, a Worldcon for Our Futures. I’ve been absolutely gripped by Tendai’s Edinburgh Nights series, and he’s a fantastic author whose imaginative portrayals of Scotland and beyond demonstrate the massive talent that we have to offer. I can’t wait to see him in August next year!”
 
Find him @TendaiHuchu on Twitter (X) and Instagram.

[Based on a press release.]

2 thoughts on “(T.L.) Tendai Huchu Added as Special Guest at Glasgow 2024

  1. Just finished the second of the Edinburgh Nights series, and will be starting the third soon. Very enjoyable so far.

  2. OMG I love these books! I started reading them after I realized I was going to Glasgow for Worldcon and immediately fell for his fantastic characters and worldbuilding. SO. EXCITED!

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