Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani is a Nigerian novelist, journalist and essayist. Her debut novel, I Do Not Come to You by Chance, won the 2010 Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book (Africa), a Betty Trask First Book Award, and was named by the Washington Post as one of the Best Books of the Year. Her writing has appeared in scores of publications around the world, including the New York Times, the New Yorker and the Guardian. Nwaubani works as a part-time Nigeria correspondent for the Thomson Reuters Foundation, and writes a regular column for the BBC’s ‘Letters from Africa’ section. Her debut Young Adult novel, Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree, will be published by HarperCollins Children’s Books in fall 2018.