Tendai Huchu

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Tendai Huchu
Tendai Huchu (2019)
Tendai Huchu (2019)
Born (1983-09-28) September 28, 1983 (age 39)
Bindura, Zimbabwe
Alma materUniversity of Zimbabwe
Notable worksThe Hairdresser of Harare (2010),
The Maestro, The Magistrate & The Mathematician (2014)

Tendai Huchu (born September 28, 1983)[1] who also writes as T. L. Huchu is a Zimbabwean author, best known for his novels The Hairdresser of Harare (2010)[2] and The Maestro, The Magistrate & The Mathematician (2014).

Tendai Huchu's first novel, The Hairdresser of Harare, was released in 2010 to critical acclaim, and has been translated into German, French, Italian and Spanish. His short fiction in multiple genres and nonfiction have appeared in Enkare Review, The Manchester Review, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Gutter, Interzone, AfroSF, Wasafiri, Warscapes, The Africa Report and elsewhere. In 2013 he received a Hawthornden Fellowship and a Sacatar Fellowship. He was shortlisted for the 2014 Caine Prize.

As of 2015, he is a podiatrist in Edinburgh.[3]


  • Our Lady of Mysterious Ailments, New York, Tor Books, 2022, ISBN 9781250767790 [4]
  • The Library of the Dead. New York, Tor Books, 2021[5]
  • The Maestro, The Magistrate & The Mathematician. Cardigan, AmaBooks, 2014
  • The Hairdresser of Harare. Oxford, Weaver Press, 2010


  1. ^ "Tendai Huchu". Internationales Literaturfestival Berlin. Retrieved 7 March 2021.
  2. ^ "Falling in love with a gay man in Harare". BBC News Online. Retrieved 7 March 2021.
  3. ^ "Tendai Huchu". African Books Collective. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Our Lady of Mysterious Ailments". Macmillan. Retrieved 7 September 2021.
  5. ^ "Series". US Macmillan. Retrieved 7 March 2021.