Stephanie Chizoba Odili is a British born-Nigerian writer, and author of the novel —Deafening Silence —and a collection of poems and short stories—22. She was born on the 28th of December, 1996 and obtained her first degree in Mass Communication, majoring in broadcast journalism at Covenant University.
Stephanie writes fiction and non-fiction, enjoys performing arts, as well as exotic food.
Her debut novel, Deafening Silence, was the 2019 1st runner up of the Association of Nigerian Authors Prize For Fiction. Some of her other literary works have been long listed, most recently the 2019 K & L Prize for Literature. Her short story “As She Lay Dying” was included in Unite Magazine’s Issue 7 autumn collection (Fly On The Wall Press).
Her non-fiction work has appeared in numerous publications including: Opera News, The Consent Workshop, Business Insider SSA, Zikoko, Genevieve Magazine, Eat Drink Lagos, Top Medium Publications, and many more. Stephanie is a member of the Association of Nigerian Authors, Nigerian Union of Journalists, the African Literary Association, and Hostwriter.
When not writing, she’s either watching horror movies or crime documentaries. She is currently undergoing a PGCE with a dream of becoming an early childhood teacher.