Our Writer and Woman Crush for this Wednesday is the 2017 PEN OPEN BOOK Award winning writer for her book, What is Not Yours Is Not Yours, Helen Oyeyemi.
Helen wrote her first novel, The Icarus Girl, while studying for her A-levels. In 2007, her second novel, The Opposite House was published by Bloomsbury. Her third novel, White is for Witching, described as having "roots in Henry James and Edgar Allan Poe", was published by Picador in May 2009. In 2011, her fourth novel, Mr Fox was published. Her fifth work, Boy, Snow, Bird, was published in 2014.
Her novel White Is For Witching was a 2009 Shirley Jackson Award finalist and won a 2010 Somerset Maugham Award. Boy, Snow, Bird was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in 2014.
So many accolades. So many words. So many beautiful memories. This is Helen Oyeyemi