Kiprop Kimutai is a Kenyan, and was the second runner’s up for the Kwani? Manuscript Project. His book, The Water Spirits, will soon be published. Aside from the 2015 Caine Workshop, he has participated in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Farafina Workshop in Lagos. He is an editor with Jalada Africa, which is a Pan-African Writers’ Collective, and has been able to successfully publish 8 online anthologies so far, with themes ranging from insanity to afro-future. He believes that if he had been born in Salinas, California, he would have turned out as a re-incarnation of John Steinbeck.