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Esi Edugyan


Esi Edugyan has degrees from the University of Victoria and Johns Hopkins University. Her work has appeared in several anthologies, including Best New American Voices 2003. Her debut novel, written when she was 25, The Second Life of Samuel Tyne, was published internationally. She currently lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

Genres: Literary Fiction
Non fiction
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2011) : Half-Blood Blues
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2012) : Half-Blood Blues
Walter Scott Prize Best Historical Novel nominee (2012) : Half-Blood Blues
Women's Prize For Fiction Best Novel nominee (2012) : Half-Blood Blues
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2018) : Washington Black

Esi Edugyan recommends
When We Lost Our Heads (2022)
Heather O'Neill
"With irreverence and charm, O'Neill takes us into the vivid worlds of Sadie and Marie, unlikely friends who find themselves in the thrall of shared dark passions, threatening to destroy all they have come to know. When We Lost Our Heads is a lovely, uncanny take on the historical novel, told with O'Neill's trademark wit and empathy for human foibles."

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