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2015 VCU Cabell Semifinalist- Time of the Locust
46th NAACP Image Award Nominee for Outstanding Literary Work- Time of the Locust
2011 Dana Awards First Honorable Mention
2011 Nominee for Dzanc Books Best of the Web for "To Do List"
2010 Recipient of Norris Church Mailer Fellowship for Creative Writing, Wilkes University.
2009 Pushcart Prize Nomination for "Tokyo Chocolate"
2009 The Willesden Herald International Competition Top Ten Short Stories for "Tokyo Chocolate."
2005 Winner of Urbanite Magazine Non-Fiction Competition for "Wolf Outside My Door.”
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A native of Washington D.C., Morowa Yejidé (pronounced: Moe-roe-wah Yay-gee-day) has written short stories appearing in the Istanbul Review, Ascent Aspirations Magazine, Underground Voices, the Adirondack Review, and others. Her story "Tokyo Chocolate" was nominated in 2009 for the Pushcart Prize, anthologized in the best of the Willesden Herald Stories, and reviewed in the Japan Times.
Her novel Time of the Locust was a 2012 finalist for the national PEN/Bellwether Prize and longlisted for the 2015 PEN/Bingham award. Time of the Locust is also a 2015 NAACP Image Award Nominee for Outstanding Literary Work. She lives in D.C. with her husband and three sons.
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"Heathens," Abundant Grace Anthology, Volume 7, Fall 2015
“Tokyo Chocolate,” Yomimono Literary Journal, Volume 15 Anthology, Hiroshima, Japan, October 2010
“Tokyo Chocolate,” Willesden Herald New Short Stories 3 Print Anthology, England, 2009
Japan Times review praises "Tokyo Chocolate" as a story that, "transcends a typical exchange student adventure in Japan to reveal a contemplation of beginnings and endings, ennui and eternal freshness."
“The Bean Hole Man,” Taj Mahal Review Print Anthology, India, December 2008
“The Bride,” Ascent Aspirations Magazine, Canada, August 2008
“Vine of the Earth,” Ascent Aspirations Magazine, Canada, August 2008
“Precious,” The Istanbul Review, Turkey, 2007
Time of the Locust, Novel June 2014
“Dead Marigolds,” Bananafish Magazine, March 2010
“To Do List,” Jersey Devil Press, March 2010
“Agnes,” The Adirondack Review, August 2009
“Amber,” Underground Voices, September 2008
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