Derek Owusu

Derek Owusu is a writer and poet from north London. Derek edited and contributed to Safe: On Black British Men Reclaiming Space. That Reminds Me, his first novel, won the 2020 Desmond Elliott Prize, the most prestigious UK prize for debut novels and is published in the USA in June 2023 by And Other Stories. He was announced in April 2023 as one of Granta magazine's Best of Young British Novelists.

Excerpt from That Reminds Me

He smells like cocoa butter and DAX and I follow his scent up to the door and watch as he stands in front of the colourful sugars with snappy names.