Biography

Wayétu Moore is the author of She Would Be King, released by Graywolf Press in September, 2018. Her memoir, The Dragons, The Giant, The Women will also be released with Graywolf on June 2, 2020.

 

She Would Be King was named a best book of 2018 by Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Entertainment Weekly & BuzzFeed.
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 Paris Review, Frieze Magazine, Guernica, The Atlantic Magazine and other publications.  She has been featured
in The Economist Magazine, NPR, NBC, BET and ABC, among others, for her work in advocacy for diversity in children’s literature.

 

She’s a graduate of Howard University, University of Southern California and Columbia University.  Moore is a founding faculty member of Randolph College MFA program and a 2019 Distinguished Visiting Writer at Syracuse University MFA.

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