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Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀

Ayobami Adebayo's stories have appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies, and one was highly commended in the 2009 Commonwealth short story competition. She holds BA and MA degrees in Literature in English from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife. She also has an MA in creative writing from the University of East Anglia where she was awarded an international bursary for Creative Writing. Ayobami has been the recipient of fellowships and residencies from Ledig House, Hedgebrook, Threads, Ebedi Hills and Ox-Bow.
STAY WITH ME- UK (Canongate, March 2017) US (Knopf, August 2017) is her debut novel.

Awards: Etisalat (2018)  see all

Genres: Literary Fiction
   Stay With Me (2017)
   A Spell of Good Things (2023)
Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀ recommends
My Sister, the Serial Killer (2018)
Oyinkan Braithwaite
"Disturbing, sly and delicious, Braithwaite's novel compels us to consider the limits of loyalty and the insidious weight of silence."

2018 9mobile Prize for Literature : Stay With Me

Award nominations
2024 Encore Award (nominee) : A Spell of Good Things
2024 Dylan Thomas Prize (shortlist) : A Spell of Good Things
2023 Booker Prize (longlist) : A Spell of Good Things
2018 ALA Notable Books for Adults (nominee) : Stay With Me
2017 Women's Prize For Fiction (nominee) : Stay With Me

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