Helen Oyeyemi on Defying Categorization

April 9, 2021 | 1 book mentioned

At Vulture, Helen Oyeyemi is interviewed by Helen Shaw and discusses her latest novel, Peaces, which continues her streak of fantastical fiction that eludes easy categorization. “I’m just such an avoidant thinker,” Oyeyemi says, “possibly in every social category, but even in literary categories. When people talk to me about what I’ve written and try to tell me what it is, I just can’t understand what they’re saying.”

is a writer and illustrator. She is the author of two illustrated books, Last Night's Reading (Penguin Books, 2015) and Sanpaku (Archaia 2018).

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