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Vanessa Walters

Published Author, Screenwriter, Playwright, Creative Writing Tutor, Literary Activist  

Representation: Claire Friedman, Inkwell Literary Management US

Forthcoming Novel  THE NIGERWIFE June 2023  (Atria Books)

In the Nigerwife, a missing woman in Lagos, Nigeria, sparks an exploration of family, identity and marriage. 

Formerly Published

Rude Girls YA

Three girls, one hot summer in gritty North London. What could go wrong? (UK, Pan Macmillan)

Best Things in Life YA

YA novel about friendship and getting ahead (UK, Pan Macmillan)

Smoke Othello

A creative collection of non-fiction, fiction, poetry, and plays around the historical black
presence in West London commissioned by the Royal Borough of Kensington, UK

Former Plays

Michael X (Almeida Theatre, London 2021)

Double Take  (Derby Circle, UK)

Caribbean Kitchen  (Birmingham Rep, UK)

Cold World (Hen & Chickens Theatre, London)


About Vanessa Walters

Born and raised in London, UK.

Former journalist with international media experience covering Guardian Life Magazine (Nigeria), Genevieve Magazine (Nigeria), Thomson Reuters (Paris), Financial Times (London), Pride Magazine (weekly columnist), Contributor to BBC, The Guardian, NewStatesman, and The Voice Newspaper.

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The Nigerwife

Release June 2023

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I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou


Brooklyn, NY

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