Booker Prize for Fiction award winning poet and novelist who acted as the poetry editor of West Africa magazine. He was also a regular contributor to BBC World Service from 1983-1985.
He studied comparative literature at Essex University.
In 2014, he was made an Honorary Fellow of Mansfield College, Oxford.
He is the son of Silver Oghekeneshineke Loloje Okri and Grace Okri.
His post-modern works have been compared to those of Salman Rushdie.