Yewande Omotoso w as born in Barbados and grew up in Nigeria, moving to South Africa with her family in 1992. She is the author of Bom Boy, published in South Africa in 2011. In 2012 she w on the South African Literary Award for First-Time Published Author and w as shortlisted for the South African Sunday Times Fiction Prize. In 2013 she w as a finalist in the the inaugural, pan-African Etisalat Fiction Prize along with NoViolet Bulaw ayo and Karen Jennings. She lives in Johannesburg, where she writes and has her own architectural practice.