Helen Oyeyemi



#1 most followed


Asdeghik
4,803 books | 1,153 friends

Kendra
580 books | 379 friends

Lisa Tu...
31 books | 405 friends

Vincent...
68 books | 20 friends

Katerin...
5,208 books | 96 friends

Layla
1,018 books | 112 friends

Jo Cold...
225 books | 97 friends

Jonatha...
117 books | 182 friends

More friends…



Helen Oyeyemi

Goodreads Author


Genre

Member Since
January 2014


Helen Oyeyemi is a British novelist. She graduated from Cambridge University in 2006, has written a total of seven books (lucky seven!) and lives in Prague with an ever-increasing number of teapots.

Helen Oyeyemi hasn't written any blog posts yet.

Average rating: 3.46 · 35,958 ratings · 6,075 reviews · 19 distinct works · Similar authors
Boy, Snow, Bird

3.33 avg rating — 18,596 ratings — published 2013 — 23 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Mr. Fox

3.58 avg rating — 5,713 ratings — published 2011 — 20 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
What is Not Yours is Not Yours

3.63 avg rating — 4,399 ratings — published 2016 — 13 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
White is for Witching

3.61 avg rating — 3,431 ratings — published 2009 — 18 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Icarus Girl

3.58 avg rating — 2,809 ratings — published 2005 — 30 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Opposite House

3.36 avg rating — 503 ratings — published 2007 — 15 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Juniper's Whitening: AND Vi...

3.58 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 2005 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Thus Were Their Faces: Sele...

by
3.90 avg rating — 226 ratings — published 2015 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Short Stories

by
3.60 avg rating — 92 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
Ploughshares Summer 2015

by
4.05 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 2015
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Helen Oyeyemi…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Interviews

March 2016, Helen Oyeyemi
"The imaginative author of Boy, Snow, Bird returns with a new collection of interlocking stories, What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours, about the power and mystery of keys." ...More

more interviews »

“Solitary people, these book lovers. I think it's swell that there are people you don't have to worry about when you don't see them for a long time, you don't have to wonder what they do, how they're getting along with themselves. You just know that they're all right, and probably doing something they like.”
Helen Oyeyemi, Mr. Fox

“Please tell a story about a girl who gets away.”
I would, even if I had to adapt one, even if I had to make one up just for her. “Gets away from what, though?”
“From her fairy godmother. From the happy ending that isn’t really happy at all. Please have her get out and run off the page altogether, to somewhere secret where words like ‘happy’ and ‘good’ will never find her.”
“You don’t want her to be happy and good?”
“I’m not sure what’s really meant by happy and good. I would like her to be free. Now. Please begin.”
Helen Oyeyemi, White is for Witching

“Imagine having a mother who worries that you read too much. The question is, what is it that's supposed to happen to people who read too much? How can you tell when someone's crossed the line.”
Helen Oyeyemi, Boy, Snow, Bird

Polls

More...

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
The Seasonal Read...: FALL CHALLENGE 2009 PLANS 169 1416 Oct 14, 2009 08:10AM  
The Romance Reviews: (OCT'11) TRR reading challenge 79 17 Nov 05, 2011 06:37PM  
The Life of a Boo...: EllieNYC 200 Books to Love! 389 291 Dec 29, 2011 12:43PM  
flight paths: This topic has been closed to new comments. December 18th to 30th 11 6 Dec 30, 2011 06:20AM  
Basically Books!: Expand Your Horizons Challenge - Winter 2011-12 95 132 Mar 10, 2012 01:00PM  
Literary Fiction ...: 2012 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award Nominees 1 22 Jul 12, 2012 08:47PM  
Book Nook Cafe: What I read September 2012 99 79 Oct 24, 2012 07:28AM  



No comments have been added yet.