Amatesiro Dore is a Nigerian fiction and non-fiction writer, poet and editor. He studied law at the Igbinedion University Okada and the Nigerian Law School. He is an alumnus of the Farafina Trust Creative Writing Workshop and was a fellow and writer in residence of the Wole Soyinka Foundation and the Ebedi International Writers Residency.
Dore is a prolific writer who works in diverse genres of both fiction and non-fiction, as well as poetry. He was a 2019 writer-in-residence and fellow of the Wole Soyinka Foundation, an alumnus of the Farafina Trust Creative Writing Workshop, and Fellow of the Ebedi International Writers Residency. He has been published by Kwani?, Farafina, Vanguard Newspaper, The Johannesburg Review of Books, London’s Litro, Harvard’s Transition magazine and Paris’ The Against Nature Journal. He worked as Managing Editor of Vanguard Spark, imprint of Vanguard Newspapers in Nigeria.
In 2015, he was awarded the Reimagined Folktale Contest and the Saraba Manuscript (Nonfiction) Prize. In 2016, his manuscript Life on a Blackboard; Vignettes of a Queer Nigerian was one of five winning proposals for the Saraba Manuscript Projects awards. His short story For Men Who Care was shortlisted for the 2017 Gerald Kraak Award.
In 2019 he was welcomed by the Italian Region of Tuscany as an ICORN writer in residence. You can follow on Twitter at @Amatesiro_Dore and find a list of further works in strangehorizons.com/non-fiction/amatesiro-dore/.