Reward Nsirim was born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. He trained in Medicine and Public Health at Universities in Port-Harcourt and London. He has worked as a magazine and journal editor. His fiction has been published in Eclectica and Sentinel Nigeria. His essays can be seen on his blog rewardsrhetoric.blogspot.com. His collection of short stories, Fresh Air, was longlisted for the Etisalat Prize for African Fiction.