Lanre Akinsiku


McNeil 584

Lanre Akinsiku is the author of Blacktop Vol. 1-4 (Penguin Young Readers, 2016-2017), a young adult series which won recognition from the New York Public Library, Publishers Weekly, and the Junior Library Guild. His fiction and essays have appeared in NPR, the Washington Post, the Kenyon ReviewZocalo Public SquareGawker, and elsewhere. He holds an MFA in fiction from Cornell University, where he received a 2017 James McConkey Creative Writing Award and a 2017 Sampson Teaching Fellowship for Teaching Excellence. His forthcoming young adult novel will be published by HarperCollins in 2020.

Courses Taught

ENGL 112.302 Fiction Writing Workshop