Deji Bryce Olukotun

Fellow, Future Tense

Deji Bryce Olukotun is a fellow with Future Tense. He is a digital rights advocate and fiction writer. His novel After the Flare, a dystopian thriller set in the United States and Nigeria, will be published by Unnamed Press in September 2017. Brittle Paper called his first book Nigerians in Space "so much a novel of our time that it helps us track how far we’ve come from mid-century African novels." He works at the digital rights organization Access Now, where he drives campaigns on fighting internet shutdowns, cybersecurity, and online censorship. Before that, he fought for free expression and the defense of writers around the world at PEN American Center with support from the Ford Foundation. Olukotun graduated from Yale College, Stanford Law School, and the MA in creative writing at the University of Cape Town. His work has been featured in Electric LiteratureQuartzVice, the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street JournalNational Public Radio, the Atlantic, and Guernica.