NK Iguh

NK was a featured author at the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools’ “Read Aloud Series” in the summer of 2021 and 2022. Our SpeakTogether program partners with the Children’s Defense Fund to bring authors to participate in their Read Aloud Initiative.

NK Iguh is a fiction writer and educator whose work centers racial identity and justice. A graduate of the Creative Writing Program at New York University, they have received fellowships from New York State Summer Writers Institute, The Center for Fiction, Vermont Studio Center, and Jack Jones Literary Arts. Their short story “House Girl” won the 2016 Disquiet Literary Prize. Their stories have appeared in Guernica and The LA Review of Books. A native Nigerian, they grew up in Houston and live in Brooklyn.