A lexander Nderitu is a Kenyan writer, poet, playwright and critic. He is the Deputy Secretary-General of PEN Kenya Centre and a Regional Managing Editor for the global news portal TheTheatreTimes.com. His 2001 e-novel, When the Whirlwind Passes, was Africa’s first purely digital novel. He has since published four more books: The Moon is Made of Green Cheese (poetry); Kiss, Commander, Promise (short stories); Africa on my Mind (YA novel) and The Talking of Trees (stage play). In 2017, Business Daily newspaper named him one of Kenya’s ‘Top 40 Under 40 Men’. In 2020, he was a finalist for the Collins Elesiro Literature Prize..
A lexander Nderitu, a Business Daily 'Top 40 Under 40' personality, is one of the most translated writers in the Commonwealth region.
‘That great Kenyan novel will eventually come. Perhaps, it will even emerge online, like the novels of Alexander Nderitu.’
'Mr Nderitu is an all round writer who straddles the genres like a colossus. At this rate, he is destined to be one of the greatest authors to emerge from the African continent.'
Nairobi Business Monthly