Diran Adebayo

Diran Adebayo

August 30, 1968

Diran Adebayo is a British novelist, cultural critic and broadcaster best known for his vivid portrayals of modern London life and his distinctive use of language.

Born Oludiran Adebayo in London in 1968, Adebayo won a major scholarship to Malvern College where he boarded as an adolescent, and is an Oxford University Law graduate.

His debut novel, Some Kind of Black, was one of the first to articulate a British-born African perspective, and it won him numerous awards, including the Writers Guild of Great Britain's New Writer of the Year Award, the Author's Club First Novel Award, the 1996 Saga Prize, and a Betty Trask Award. It was also longlisted for the Booker Prize, serialised on British Radio and is now a Virago Modern Classic. His follow

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