Yewande Omotoso

is an architect, with a masters degree in creative writing from the University of Cape Town. Her debut novel Bomboy (2011, Modjaji Books), won the South African Literary Award First Time Author Prize. Her short stories include How About The Children (Kalahari Review), Things Are Hard (2012, Caine Prize Anthology), Fish (The Moth Literary Journal) and The Leftovers (One World Two). Omotoso was a 2015 Miles Morland Scholar. Her second novel The Woman Next Door (2016, Chatto and Windus) was shortlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award and longlisted for the Baileys Women’s Literature Prize. Her third novel An Unusual Grief (Cassava Republic) was longlisted for the Dublin Literary Award and the Republic of Consciousness Prize.