Lola Shoneyin

Lola Shoneyin’s work includes three books of poems: So All the Time I Was Sitting on an Egg (1997), Song of a Riverbird (2002) and For the Love of Flight (2010) and two children’s books: Mayowa and the Masquerades (2010). Her debut novel, The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives was nominated for the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2010 and went on to win the PEN Oakland 2011 Josephine Miles Literary Award and the 2011 Ken Saro-Wiwa Prose Prize. Her children’s book Mayowa and the Masquerades won the 2011 Atiku Abubakar Prize for Children’s literature in Nigeria.