Lillian Tindyebwa holds a master's in literature from Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. She is a published author and a founding member of FEMRITE Uganda Women Writers Association. Her novel, Recipe for Disaster (1994), published by Fountain Publishers, is used in secondary schools in Uganda. She has written three other children’s stories, which were published by Macmillan Publishers.
In 2009, she was a jury committee member of the Burt Award for African Literature under by Children’s Book Project for Tanzania, sponsored by CODE Canada. She also assisted in training the participating writers in creative writing skills. She currently works as a lecturer in literature and linguistics at Kabale University in Southwestern Uganda.
She has been interested in journalism for a long time. When she was completing high school, she told her English teacher that she was going to study journalism at a university. The teacher discouraged her, quoting a case that had just taken place with a visiting president and how he had made people wait for him for more than six hours. She followed her advice, but after many years she has gone full circle!
She was inspired to join GPI when a friend informed her about the GPI website. She visited it and read what they do. She saw that it was the kind of thing she would love to do. She applied and was thrilled when her application was accepted. She joined GPI because, as a writer, she is always interested in all opportunities available for her to write.