Akeem Balogun writes to ensure that the most entertaining events of his imagination are saved for others to enjoy. His work has appeared in Flash: The International Short Story Magazine, In the Red, on Shedloads of Work, on the Poetry Map and on Notes from the Underground. He was also one of the winners of Off the Shelf’s Retail Tales competition. He studied creative writing at Edge Hill University and currently runs the online writing space Inkposts: http://inkposts.com/
Akeem Balogun in 60 seconds
When did you start writing?2011 in Sheffield, UK.
What do you love about Short Stories?Their length, and I find they allow room for more creativity than longer forms of fiction.
Do you write in other forms?I write longer stories, reviews, poems and about whatever interests me.
What distracts you from writing?Food, my phone, the internet, other tasks and people.
Outside of writing, what are your other passions?Films, food, music and video games.
What is your favourite book?Dracula.
Who are your favourite writers?Georges Perec, Bram Stoker and Richard Ford.
Where is your dream location?Jyurakudai Villa in Soulcalibur III.
What one item would you put into Room 101?Ignorance.
Do you have any advice for new writers?Do what you really want to do with your life - no matter how unusual it is - even if it’s not writing.
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