News

2021

February 13th — A special version of An Ill Wind appears on Litro

January 15th David Hebblethwaite reviews The Storm on David’s Book World.

January 14th — The audiobook for The Storm is available on Audible. Watch a visual for one of its stories, Soulmate, on YouTube.

2020

Winter 2020 — Michael Caines reviews The Storm for the Brixton Review of Books‘ winter issue. 

December 17th Kate Tyte reviews The Storm on The Short Story

November 20th — Nathan Ryder and Arantza Pardo detail the process behind designing the cover for The Storm on SPINE Magazine. Read it here

November 8th Steve Clarkson from Found Fiction has a conversation with Akeem Balogun for Look Closer. The two talk about writing, creative processes, learnings, characters and more. Listen to it all here.

October 28th Jamie Ryder reviews The Storm on The Comic Vault.

October 20th — An interview with Jo Food from Exposed Magazine about writing and The Storm. Read it here.  

October 20th — Brett Hackett and Akeem Balogun are interviewed by Sam Gregory from Now Then magazine about Okapi Books and The Storm. Read it here.  

October 19th — Akeem Balogun’s debut short story collection, The Storm, is released through Okapi Books. Buy it here

October 18th — A conversation with author Benjamin Webster about Balogun’s debut collection, The Storm. Part of the Off the Shelf Festival of Words. Learn more

October 14th The Literary Consultancy feature Balogun on their website, looking at the part they, Ray Robinson and Jonathan McAloon played in the creation of The Storm.

October 14th — Read an interview with Balogun and Annalissa Toccara in Our Favourite Places, looking at his reasons for writing and his debut collection, The Storm.

October 5th — Sile Sibanda and Akeem Balogun talk about The Storm on BBC Radio Sheffield. Listen here.

September 17th — Sheffield Carescapes: Potential Futures for a Caring Society, a part of Festival of the Mind, takes place. Listen to and read the stories that Balogun wrote for the project here.

June 19th — Jane Armstrong gives Akeem Balogun his first ever interview on Sheffield Live’s Write Radio show. Listen here.

May 14th The Storm, the debut short story collection by Akeem Balogun, will be out this year on October 19th through Okapi Books. Read a story from the collection here

January 22nd — Akeem Balogun’s short story Silhouettes is featured in issue 2  of Pomme Journal.

2019

November 2019 – January 2020 — Several creative descriptions by Akeem Balogun are displayed in businesses throughout Leeds for It’s Proper Art.

March 4th – 10th  Akeem Balogun takes part in the Found Fiction and Leeds Literature Festival collaboration Tweeting a Tale.

2018

December 3rd — In-between Curtains appears in the Blank Street Writers anthology Beyond the Sea.

September 23rd — The short story Mbaso is featured in the Writing as Resistance anthology.

June 27th — The story Marc Populaire is shortlisted for Writers’ Forum short story competition. 

June 15th — Akeem Balogun’s short story Room Four is performed on Write Radio show. Listen here.

2017

April 4th  This April, Akeem Balogun is The Literary Consultancy’s Showcase Author. The Literary Consultancy’s author showcases highlight the work of one author whose work they have have helped en route to commercial publication, or whose work a reader particularly championed. Read Akeem’s showcase, including the short story In-between Curtains, here.