Michael A. Kombol is a short story writer and poet. Popular among his short stories are Ayishi's Maiden and Rather Be Me. Much of his poetry is published in the collection 1000 Nigerian Poets. Michael is also interested in folktales from around Nigeria and is currently working on a British Council collaborative effort (between the University of Manchester and two Universities in Nigeria) to promote African Writing.

He lives in Makurdi, Nigeria with Esther and their son Ese.