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Tendai Huchu

Tendai Huchu is the author of The Library of the Dead (Tor UK and US, 2021); the first part of Edinburgh Nights, an original and gripping fantasy series for a YA and crossover audience.

Set in a post-calamity Edinburgh where magic is commoditised and traded, the class divide has widened hugely, giving a truly dystopian backdrop. The story centres on Ropa Moyo - a smack-talking, butt-kicking heroine who is perfectly pitched for our times. Ropa makes her living delivering messages to the dead, and when she hears rumours in the everyThere about a living human sucking the souls from children, she feels bound by both contract and honour to investigate…

Originally from Zimbabwe and a long-term resident of Edinburgh, Tendai is the author of two previous novels: The Hairdresser of Harare and The Maestro, The Magistrate and the Mathematician. These were published worldwide and translated into multiple languages. He has also (as T L Huchu) written award-winning short fiction, with stories appearing in the Manchester Review, Interzone, AfroSF, Ellery Queen and others.