Abubakar Adam Ibrahim is most recently the winner of the Michael Elliot Award for Excellence in African Storytelling (awarded by the International Centre for Journalists) for his creative nonfiction, All That Was Familiar, published in Granta. His debut novel Season of Crimson Blossoms won the NLNG Nigeria Prize for Literature in 2016. And his debut short story collection the Whispering Trees was shortlisted for the Caine Prize for African Writing. He has received numerous international writing fellowships and his novel has been translated into several languages.