Helen Oyeyemi

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Featured Author : Helen Oyeyemi

Helen Oyeyemi (c) Piotr Cieplak

Helen Oyeyemi

About the Author

Helen Oyeyemi is the author of five novels, most recently White Is for Witching, which won a 2010 Somerset Maugham Award, and Mr. Fox, which won a 2012 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. In 2013, she was named one of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists. She lives in Prague.

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Author photo by Piotr Cieplak

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Friday, February 28, 2014

NYTBR front page rave for Helen Oyeyemi's BOY, SNOW, BIRD

The front cover of this Sunday's New York Times Book Review features an incredible rave review for Helen Oyeyemi's new novel Boy, Snow, Bird -- out this Wednesday: "Gloriously unsettling. The greatest joy of reading Oyeyemi will always be style: jagged and capricious at moments, lush and rippled at others, always singular, like the voice-over of a fever dream." Read the full review here.

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Monday, June 03, 2013

Helen Oyeyemi, author of Mr. Fox, is featured in the New York Times T Magazine

“Oyeyemi is so fluent with narrative that she seems to revel in its conventions and pick them apart at the same time, fragmenting and reframing in the manner of a Jeanette Winterson,” writes Aimee Bender. To see the full feature, click here.

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Monday, April 15, 2013

Helen Oyeyemi, author of MR. FOX, is named one of Granta Magazine’s Best Young British Novelists

Helen Oyeyemi was named one of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists! Past honorees have included Salman Rushdie, David Mitchell, and Sarah Waters. To see the full 2013 list, click here
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Monday, October 31, 2011

Aimee Bender gives Helen Oyeyemi’s new novel, Mr. Fox, a rave in the New York Times Book Review

“[Oyeyemi] uses her powers for the gut-level work, the agony and beauty of passion and love. And the stories are wonderful. Whether it’s a tragedy about a model whose father is dying after having committed a brutal act of violence, or a fairy tale about heart and body and aloneness, or a fascinating romp involving a prep school as we’ve never seen one before, or an unexpectedly moving story of a fox and his lover, Oyeyemi’s writing is gorgeous and resonant and fresh….Oyeyemi casts her word-spell, sentence by sentence, story by story, and by the end, the oppressive lair has opened up into a shimmering landscape pulsing with life.” To read the full review, click here.

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Monday, October 03, 2011

Helen Oyeyemi talks about her new novel, Mr. Fox, on NPR's Weekend Edition

To listen to the interview, click here

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Vogue talks to Helen Oyeyemi about gender politics, the fantastic and her new novel, Mr. Fox

“[Oyeyemi’s] new novel, a sophisticated meditation on the nature of authorship, identity, and male-female relations, is a mature elaboration on her slightly obsessive, provocative-yet-playful style.” To read the interview, click here

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

NPR reviews Helen Oyeyemi’s Mr. Fox, in which “reality and fantasy masterfully collide”

“It's a testament to the strength of Oyeyemi's concept and its brilliant execution that, like Mr. Fox, we much prefer to escape into his inner life than to confront his reality. Through him, Oyeyemi exuberantly opens doors into other realms, minds and eras — and uncovers beautiful truths at every twisted turn.” To read the full review, click here

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