Oyinkan Braithwaite with Kira Jane Buxton
We are thrilled to welcome, here on a U.S. tour from her home in Lagos, debut novelist Oyinkan Braithwaite, with her audacious, brilliant, prize-winning book, My Sister, The Serial Killer (Anchor, newly in paper).
“It’s Lagos noir—pulpy, peppery and sinister, served up in a comic deadpan…This book is, above all, built to move, to hurtle forward—and it does so, dizzyingly. There’s a seditious pleasure in its momentum. At a time when there are such wholesome and dull claims on fiction—on its duty to ennoble or train us in empathy—there’s a relief in encountering a novel faithful to art’s first imperative: to catch and keep our attention…This scorpion-tailed little thriller leaves a response, and a sting, you will remember.” —Parul Sehgal, The New York Times.
“Sly, risky, and filled with surprises, Oyinkan Braithwaite holds nothing back in this wry and refreshingly inventive novel about violence, sister rivalries and simply staying alive.” —Idra Novey.
My Sister, The Serial Killer received an LA Times Book Award, and was a finalist for the 2019 Women’s Prize.
Oyinkan Braithwaite appears in conversation with Seattle author Kira Jane Buxton, whose novel, Hollow Kingdom (Grand Central Publishing) will be published on August 6. This should be great fun!