Abubakar Adam Ibrahim is most recently the winner of the NLNG Nigeria Prize for Literature for his novel Season of Crimson Blossoms (Parresia, Lagos and Cassava Republic, London).

He is also the author of the short story collection, The Whispering Trees, which was longlisted for the maiden Etisalat Prize for Literature and the title story was shortlisted for the Caine Prize for African Writing.

He has also won the BBC African Performance Prize and the Goethe Instut/Sylt Foundation African Writer Residency Award. A Gabriel Garcia Marquez Fellow and a Civitella Ranieri Fellow, he is also listed in the Hay Festival Africa39 List of the most promising African writers under the age of 40 with potential to define future trends in African writing.