Born in Frankfurt, Germany, Hawa Jande Golakai spent a vibrant childhood in her homeland Liberia. After the 1990 civil war she bounced around the continent, and after living in several countries considers herself a modern nomad and cultural sponge.
Her crime debut The Lazarus Effect was thrice nominated for literature awards.The sequel, The Score, has been released in November 2015. She is currently an honouree of the Africa39 Project, celebrating 39 of the most promising contemporary authors under the age of 40 on the continent.
She enjoys performing autopsies and investigating peculiar medical cases for her storylines. In addition to writing full-time, she juggles a career as a medical immunologist and health consultant. She lives between Monrovia and anywhere else she finds herself.