Author of the Week — Ayobami Adebayo

Ayobami Adebayo

Ayobami Adebayo was born in Lagos, Nigeria in 1988. She studied Literature in English at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria. She has a master’s degree in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia, England.[1]

She began writing at age 9, making up alternative endings to stories she read when she didn’t like the conclusions.[2] At age 19, she attended a workshop held by Chimamanda Adichie which influenced her decision to become an author.[3]

Ayobami has worked as an editor for Saraba magazine since 2009.[4] She relaxes by reading a thriller.[5]

Stay With Me is her debut novel.

Stay With Me

Read our review of Stay With Me here.

Ayobami is on Twitter @ayobamiadebayo, Facebook Ayobami Adebayo and has a blog.


[1] Q & A With Author Ayobami Adebayo Financial Times; About Ayobami Ayobami Adebayo.

[2] SJP Pick Author Interview: Ayobami Adebayo The Booklist Reader.

[3] Interview Ayobami Adebayo: “We should decide for ourselves what happiness looks like” The Guardian.

[4] Ayobami Adebayo Penguin Random House.

[5] Q & A With Author Ayobami Adebayo Financial Times

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