Kola King is a journalist and novelist. He worked for over two decades as a reporter, correspondent and editor in major national newspapers in Nigeria. He’s currently Managing Editor, Nigeria Now, a public policy magazine based in Abuja. He is also Country Director, Africa Institute For International Reporting (AIIR); Consultant, Public Review Newspaper, Freetown, Sierra-Leone. His debut novel 'A Place in the Sun' was published and released in May 2016 by Verity Publishers, South Africa. His writings have appeared in some literary journals including The Kalahari Review, The Missing Slate Literary and Arts Journal, Litro, Ovi Magazine, Finland, The New Black Magazine and The African Paper. He earned a degree in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos.