Ayọbámi Adebayo (b 1988, Nigeria) is the author of Stay With Me, which was shortlisted for the Kwani? manuscript project as a work in progress in 2013. After its publication in 2017, it was shortlisted for the Baileys Prize for Women’s Fiction and the Wellcome Book Prize, and won the 9mobile Prize for Literature. It was also longlisted for the International Dylan Thomas Prize. Stay With Me was named a Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times and a Best Book of the Year by The Guardian, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal and many other publications. She lives in Lagos.