Wanjiku wa Ngugi is the author of The Fall of Saints as well as the founder and former director of the Helsinki African Film Festival. She was also a columnist for the Finnish development magazine Maailman Kuvalehti.
Her essays and short stories have been published in Wasafiri Magazine, The Herald (Zimbabwe), The Daily Nation & Business Daily, Pambazuka News, and Chimurenga, amongst others.
She has a B.A. from New York University and a MFA from the University of Houston.