DEJI BRYCE OLUKOTUN is the author of two novels and his fiction has appeared in five different book collections. His novel After the Flare won the 2018 Philip K. Dick special citation award, and was chosen as one of the best books of 2017 by The Guardian, The Washington Post,,, Kirkus Reviews, among others. His novel Nigerians in Space, a thriller about brain drain from Africa, was published by Unnamed Press in 2014.  He is currently the Head of Social Impact at the audio technology company Sonos and a Future Tense Fellow at New America.

He has researched perfumers in the city of Grasse and in Brazil for other short stories. His most impressive olfactory achievement came in 2008, when he was featured in an article in the journal Science (uncredited) for being one of only two people in a 50 person blind taste test who could distinguish between fine French paté and organic dog food.

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