My Sister, the Serial Killer: Oyinkan Braithwaite
How far would you go for family? We dig deep into the dark psychology of deadly siblings Korede and Ayoola in Oyinkan Braithwaite’s blackly comic thriller My Sister, the Serial Killer; a ‘literary sensation’ (Guardian) which was awarded the British Book Awards Crime Novel of the Year 2020, and was shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019 and longlisted for the Booker Prize 2019.
Hear from Oyinkan about the huge success of her novel, her writing process and the exciting rise of Nigerian crime fiction. We’ll also be asking her what it means to be a crime writer in 2020, and how she feels about being called a ‘literary’ genre writer.
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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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