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Wayétu Moore


Wayétu Moore

Wayétu Moore is the author of the novel SHE WOULD BE KING and the memoir THE DRAGONS, THE GIANT, THE WOMEN. She is the recipient of the 2019 Lannan Literary Fellowship for Fiction.

SHE WOULD BE KING was named a best book of 2018 by Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Entertainment Weekly & BuzzFeed. The novel was a Sarah Jessica Parker Book Club selection, a BEA Buzz Panel Book, a #1 Indie Next Pick and a finalist for the Hurston/Wright Award.

Moore is the founder of One Moore Book, a non-profit organization that creates and distributes culturally relevant books for underrepresented readers. Her first bookstore opened in Monrovia, Liberia, in 2015. Her writing can be found in The New York Times, The Paris Review, Frieze Magazine, Guernica, The Atlantic Magazine and other publications. She has been featured in The Economist Magazine, NPR and Vogue Magazine, among others, for her work in advocacy for diverse children’s literature.

She’s a graduate of Howard University, University of Southern California and Columbia University.

Wayétu Moore

Books by Wayétu Moore

by Wayétu Moore - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Magical Realism

Wayétu Moore’s powerful debut novel --- Sarah Jessica Parker's newest ALA Book Club Central pick --- reimagines the dramatic story of Liberia’s early years through three unforgettable characters who share an uncommon bond.