Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi is a Ugandan novelist and short story writer living in Manchester. She has a PhD from Lancaster University. Jennifer has taught Creative Writing and English for ten years in British Universities, though at the moment she is concentrating on writing.

Her first novel, Kintu, won the Kwani Manuscript Project in 2013. It was published in 2014 by Kwani, Transit (USA) 2017, Oneworld (UK/Commonwealth) Jan 2018.

Jennifer’s short story, Lets Tell This Story Properly  (published in Granta) won the regional (Africa) and overall Commonwealth Short story prize 2014.

Her collection of short stories, Love Made In Manchester will be published by Transit (USA) in Jan 2019.

In 2015 she won an Arts Council Grant to research her second novel, currently called The Women. Jennifer is currently completing this novel.