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Stanley Gazemba was born in 1974 in Vihiga in Western Kenya and lives with his family in Kangemi, Nairobi. Trained as a journalist at Kenya Polytechnic University College, he has written for the Sunday Nation, The East African and Msanii Magazines. His fiction has appeared in The Literary Review (Fairleigh Dickinson University, 2009), Crossing Borders online magazine, ‘A’ is for Ancestors-a selection of stories from the Caine Prize (Jacana, 2004) and Man of the House and other new short stories from Kenya (CCC Press, UK 2011).
He has published one novel, The Stone Hills of Maragoli (Jomo Kenyatta Prize) and 7 children’s books, including Grandmother’s Winning Smile, long-listed for ’07 Macmillan Prize.
In 2003, Stanely attended the Caine Prize Writers’ workshop in Cape Town, South Africa, and was International Fellow at the 2007 Breadloaf Writers’ Conference in Vermont, USA.