Born Samuel Vincent de Paul in 1986, Vincent de Paul is the Kenya’s bestselling flash fiction writer. He began writing while in high school—he participated in different national writing competitions. In 2010, his collection of poetry, still a manuscript then, won the Nairobi International Book Fair Literary Awards organized by the National Book Development Council of Kenya.
Vincent has been published online on dailies in Kenya and online on Africa Creates, the African Street Writer, The Africa We Know About (TAWKA) Diaries, NaijaStories, AfricanWriter.com, African Street Writer, Artbeat Afrika, and Storymoja Africa.
In 2013, he was long-listed for the Nigerian Belgian-based writer, Chika Unigwe Best Short Competition. His poetry was published in two anthologies: Black Communion, a publication of New Age African Writers in Nigeria in 2013 and Through the Journey of Hope by Writers Guild-Kenya in Kenya.
Vincent de Paul is a member of Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) and an Affiliate of Writers Guild-Kenya.
He has a Diploma in Comprehensive Creative Writing from the Writers Bureau, UK and Proofreading and Copy Editing Course from the same institute.
Vincent de Paul writes for entertainment.
Vincent is the founder and CEO/Publisher of Mystery Publishers Limited, a Kenyan online self-publishing company he started in 2015 in order to help indie authors in Kenya publish their works on online platforms.
- 2015 Storymoja Africa Short Story Contest, Won
- 2014 StoryMoja Africa writing contests, Shortlisted
- 2013 Storymoja Africa Writing Contest, Shortlisted
- 2013 Chika Unigwe Best Short Short Story Competition, Longlisted
- 2010 Nairobi International Book Fair (NIBF) Literary Awards, Won