Lizzie Damilola Blackburn

Yinka, Where is Your Huzband? is THE hotly anticipated debut of 2022. We can’t wait for our copy to drop. And we REALLY can’t wait to have Lizzie Damilola Blackburn at Wild Words Fest!

Lizzie Damilola Blackburn is a British-Nigerian writer, born in Peckham, who wants to tell the stories that she and her friends have longed for but never seen – romcoms ‘where Cinderella is Black and no-one bats an eyelid’. In 2019 she won the Literary Consultancy Pen Factor Writing Competition with the early draft of Yinka, Where is your Huzband?, which she had been writing alongside juggling her job at Carers UK.

She has been at the receiving end of the question in the title of her novel many times and now lives with her husband in Milton Keynes. Yinka, Where is Your Huzband? is her first novel.

She joins us at Wild Words Fest to talk romantic comedy and her journey to publication.

Book your tickets early for the best prices (up to 25% off before the end of October) and hear about romantic comedy, Nigerian aunties, and getting Yinka on to the page and into our hearts.

By Emma Byrne

Emma Byrne (The Sweary Scientist) is a PhD scientist with a background in artificial intelligence and neuroscience (and a foul mouth!) She's fascinated by brains, language, and swearing.

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