Musa Okwonga

Musa Okwonga FRSL


Musa Okwonga (Jurisprudence, 1998) is an award-winning author and the co-host of the Stadio football podcast. A Fellow of the Royal Society Literature, after studying Jurisprudence at St John’s, he then qualified as a lawyer before leaving that profession to pursue a career as a performance poet and musician.

Musa now writes fiction and non-fiction for children and adults on the subjects of politics, sport, race, music and culture. He has written seven books, the most recent of which, Striking Out, was named the 2022 Sunday Times Children’s Sports Book of the Year. His writing has been published by, among others, British GQ, Byline Times, Foreign Policy, The Economist, The Financial Times, The Guardian, The New Statesman, The Washington Post and The New York Times. He lives in Berlin.