16 Facts About Tomi Adeyemi


Tomi Adeyemi was born on August 1,1993 and is a Nigerian American writer and creative writing coach.


Tomi Adeyemi is best known for her novel Children of Blood and Bone, the first in the Legacy of Orisha trilogy published by Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, which won the 2018 Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy, the 2019 Waterstones Book Prize, and the 2019 Hugo Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book.


Tomi Adeyemi was born on August 1,1993 in the United States to parents who emigrated from Nigeria.


Tomi Adeyemi's father was a physician in Nigeria but found employment as a taxi driver while he waited to transfer his qualifications.


Tomi Adeyemi wrote her first story when she was five years old, and continued to write throughout her teenage years.


Tomi Adeyemi graduated from Hinsdale Central High School in Hinsdale, Illinois in 2011.


Tomi Adeyemi went on to graduate from Harvard University with an honors degree in English Literature, then studied West African mythology and culture in Salvador, Brazil, on a fellowship.


Tomi Adeyemi instead set herself a year to write another book that became Children of Blood and Bone, and she entered it into Pitch Wars, a competition program in which emerging writers are matched with editors and authors to revise their work before they submit it to a literary agent.


In November 2018, Tomi Adeyemi accused Nora Roberts of plagiarizing the title of her novel, Of Blood and Bone from Children of Blood and Bone.


Tomi Adeyemi later retracted the accusation saying "after talking to her, I believe our titles were created in isolation".


Tomi Adeyemi criticised Adeyemi's lack of fact checking and the fact that Adeyemi had not deleted the accusation a day later.


Tomi Adeyemi later stated on her Instagram that her publisher offered her two choices: June 2019 and December 2019, but she chose the former so fans would not have to wait.


Tomi Adeyemi asked to serve as scriptwriter, a request that Lucasfilm had declined.


Tomi Adeyemi's website has been named one of the 101 best websites for writers by Writer's Digest.


Tomi Adeyemi made a guest appearance in the final episode of Hermione Granger and the Quarter Life Crisis.


Tomi Adeyemi's mother manages hospices just outside Chicago, her father is a doctor, and her brother is a musician.