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Oyinkan Braithwaite

Oyinkan Braithwaite is a graduate of Creative Writing and Law from Kingston University. Following her degree, she worked as an assistant editor at Kachifo, a Nigerian publishing house, and as a production manager at Ajapaworld, a children’s educational and entertainment company. She now works as a freelance writer and editor.

In 2014, she was shortlisted as a top-ten spoken-word artist in the Eko Poetry Slam, and in 2016 she was a finalist for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize. She lives in Lagos, Nigeria.

Genres: Mystery
Omnibus editions
Series contributed to
   2. Treasure (2020)
Anthony Awards Best First Book winner (2019) : My Sister, the Serial Killer
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2019) : My Sister, the Serial Killer
Barry Awards Best First Novel nominee (2019) : My Sister, the Serial Killer
Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2019) : My Sister, the Serial Killer
Women's Prize For Fiction Best Novel nominee (2019) : My Sister, the Serial Killer

Oyinkan Braithwaite recommends
The Woman in the Purple Skirt (2021)
Natsuko Imamura
"Imamura offers her readers crisp, refreshing prose. The Woman in the Purple Skirt will keep you firmly in its grip with its persistent, disquieting, matter-of-fact style."
False Witness (2021)
Karin Slaughter
"Slaughter offers us a high-stakes thriller that handles the tragedy of addiction with empathy and grace. Her heroines are believable, flawed and courageous."
Saint X (2020)
Alexis Schaitkin
"Saint X is hypnotic, delivering acute social commentary on everything from class and race to familial bonds and community, and yet its weblike nature never confuses, or fails to captivate. Schaitkin's characters have views you may not always agree with, but their voices are so intelligent and distinctive it feels not just easy, but necessary, to follow them. I devoured Saint X in a day."

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