Oyinkan Braithwaite

Oyinkan Braithwaite is a graduate of Creative Writing and Law from Kingston University. Following her degree, she worked as an assistant editor at Kachifo and has been freelancing as a writer and editor since. She has had short stories published in anthologies and has also self-published work. In 2014, she was shortlisted as a top ten spoken word artist in the Eko Poetry Slam. My Sister, the Serial Killer won the British Book Awards Crime Novel of the Year, was shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019 and longlisted for the Booker Prize 2019.

‘A literary sensation’ – Guardian

‘A bombshell of a book… Sharp, explosive, hilarious’ – New York Times

‘Glittering and funny… A stiletto slipped between the ribs and through the left ventricle of the heart’ – Financial Times


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