"Diriye Osman is a British-Somali short story writer, essayist, critic and visual artist. His writing has appeared in 'The Guardian', 'Time Out', 'The Huffington Post', 'Vice', 'Attitude', 'Prospect', 'Poetry Review', 'AfroPunk', 'Kwani?', 'Jungle Jim', 'Under The Influence' and 'SCARF Magazine'.
His critically-acclaimed debut 'Fairytales For Lost Children' (Team Angelica Press) won the 2014 Polari First Book Prize and was named one of the best books of the year by 'The Guardian'.
In 2015, 'Dazed & Confused' named him one of the top ten LGBT writers to watch." www.diriyeosman.com