Writer

Helen oyeyemi Biography, Age, Movies, Child, Husband, Boyfriend, Net Worth, Pictures, YouTube, Social Media

 

● Early Life

Born in Nigeria in December 10, 1984 , in 1988 she moved to England when she was four years old , her father at that time was a teacher in London and her mother is a worker in the London Subway . Helen attened the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial school for her secondary school and Corpus Cristi College , Cambridge.

● Career

When Helen was in Cardinal  Vaughan memorial school , she wrote her first book ” The Icarus Girl ” that was when she was studying for Her  A-Levels, The Icarus Girl tell the story of of a young girl who grows up between two different Cultures,coping with the worries and adolescence , The book took her seven months, upon the publication of the books,  it was an international Sucess as it was shortlisted for the 2006, Commonwealth  Writer prize.

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In 2007, she published her second Novel , The opposite House which was  inspired when she read a book of a Cuban legend in Foyles, the struggle to find a foothold in terms of an identity that Cuban slaves experienced in a society that was hostile to them .  It was followed by her third novel White for Witching which published in May 2009 .

Her  fourth Novel , Mr Fox was published in 2011 by Picador in the  UK and by Riverhead Books in USA . Helen published her fifth Book Boy, Snow , Bird in 2014 , the book was published by  Picador, her fifth books was a sucess as it was named the Best Books of 2014 by  The New York times,The Washington Post, NPR and Buzz field.

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In 2016, she published her a story collection ” What is not yours is not yours, in 2016 .her latest Novel Peaces which she published in 2021.

● Bibliography

• The Icarus Girl《2005》

• The Opposite House 《2007》

• white For Witching 《2009》

• Mr Fox 《 2011》

•Boy, Snow , Bird 《 2014》
 
• What is not yours, is not yours 《2015》

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• Gingerbread 《2019》

• Peaces《2021》

● Award&Recognition

• 2010, Somerset  Maugham  Award《 white for Witching 》

• 2012, Hurston/ Wright legacy Award《Mr Fox》

•  PEN Open Book Award 《What is not yours, is not yours》

• Fellow of The Royal Society of literature,  2013

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