HELEN OYEYEMI at Benaroya Hall
Presented by SEATTLE ARTS & LECTURES.
The final evening of SAL’s Literary Art Series for 2016-17 is one of the best: Helen Oyeyemi has transported readers and readings audiences with each of her books and past Seattle visits. Last here when her dazzling book of stories, What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours (Riverhead) was published, she is one of the most arresting writers at work today.
“Oyeyemi so expertly melds the everyday, the fantastic and the eternal, we have to ask if the line between ‘real’ and ‘unreal’ is murkier than we imagined—or to what extent a line exists at all. . . The deeper one descends into the fabulist warrens of these stories, the more mystery and menace abound, and with each story I had the delightful and rare experience of being utterly surprised. . . Transcendent.” —The New York Times Book Review.