Femi Kayode

Femi Kayode is an award-winning novelist and screenwriter. He is a graduate of the MA in Crime Fiction at the University of East Anglia, where his novel Lightseekers won the Little, Brown / UEA Crime Fiction Award. He was a Packard Gates Fellow in Film at the University of Southern California and has built an impressive resume on prime-time television by creating, writing and developing several award-winning TV dramas.

Lightseekers is his first novel and the beginning of a series of books based on the investigations of Dr Philip K. Talwo. He lives in Namibia with his wife, two sons and two overly friendly dogs.

‘An action-packed and spirited debut.’

― Oyinkan Braithwaite, author of My Sister, the Serial Killer

‘What a sensational debut. Confident, beautifully-paced writing. Dr Philip Taiwo is a protagonist I want to meet again, and the setting (a Nigerian university town) is so well-drawn. Intelligent, suspenseful and utterly engrossing.’

― Will Dean, author of Dark Pines

​’Loved the start of this brilliant new series from Femi Kayode. Such a clever concept – and a really unusual hero in investigative psychologist Philip Taiwo. Lightseekers is both a pageturner and a fascinating analysis of a crisis in Nigeria.’

― Holly Watt, author of To the Lions

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