Which art forms do you work in?
I’m a novelist, short story writer, poet and theatre maker. I also write for tv and film scripts. My fiction writing genres include crime, young adult and sci-fi as well as literary.

Which organisations/projects are you involved with outside of Commonword Cultureword?

I’m involved with the Colonial Countryside movement which looks at the colonial roots of many British stately homes. I’m also part of the black speculative fiction movement.

What projects are you currently working on/ have upcoming in 2023?

My dystopian alt-fiction novel, One Drop came out in August 2022. My speculative fiction short story Fall of the House of Penrhyn comes out in Peepal Tree’s Glimpse anthology in January 2023 and my short story, Sidewinds to Andromeda is in the Comma Press anthology, Collision, which comes out around February 2023.

What are you most excited about for 2023?

I’m half-way through writing something that surfs the hyphen between polemical memoir and auto-fiction. It’s a highly unstable piece, genre wise, and I’m loving working on it.

Please share a book and/or show recommendation
Glimpse is a bunch of weird and wonderful short stories, edited by the top-notch writer, Leone Ross.

Where can we find your work?
You can find me on Twitter @peterkalu and Instagram @petekalu. My website is peterkalu.com