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'I was born to be a storyteller. Even my dreams have a full cast of characters and a twist in the tail.'

Background Information

I am a Kenyan-born novelist, scriptwriter and Internet technologist. I am also deeply involved in theatre and I have written several plays, including 'Hannah and the Angel' and The Stacy Walker Interview'.

I was born on 23rd April which, by a happy coincidence, is also William Shakespeare's birthday (he was born on 23rd April, 1564)! From a young age, I was a voracious reader of books but it wasn't until our high school English teacher told her other students, 'I wish you you could all write the way Alexander does!' that I decided to become a career writer.

In 2001, I became Africa's first e-novelist with the publication of 'When the Whirlwind Passes', a crime/suspense novel. Since then, I have penned plays, poems, short stories, novels and song lyrics. My writings are available English, Japanese and Arabic.


The whodunnit, 'When The Whirlwind Passes', remains Kenya's most-downloaded e-novel.

My poems have been published by major newspapers and in a poetry anthology.

Winner of AfricanWriters Poetry Award in 2005 for 'The Golden Man'

Nominated for Douglas Coupland Short Story Award in 2004 for 'Life as a Flower'

Winner of a Theatre Company prize for the comedic stage play, 'Hannah and the Angel

Double-shortlisted for 'Rock and Republic' and 'A Cold Day in December' in the Kwani?-organised writing competition themed 'The Kenya I Live In' (2009)

Additional Information

Free samples of my stories, poems and stage plays are available on my website. The full books can be purchased e-book or paperback at

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Award-winning American POD (Print-On-Demand) and e-book website

Alexander Nderitu website
My little corner of Word Wide Web! You can contact me or read samples of my work here.

Alexander Nderitu blog
My blog. Contains book excerpts, news, opinions, poems, quotable quotes, song lyrics and short stories.

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