Sefi Atta, born in Lagos in 1964, is an award-winning writer and former accountant who resides in the United States, England, and Nigeria. Her early career saw her qualify as a Chartered Accountant in England and a Certified Public Accountant in the US, followed by a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. Atta’s works have garnered international acclaim, with accolades such as the 2006 Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa for »Everything Good Will Come« (2005) and the 2009 Noma Award for Publishing in Africa for »Lawless«, now »News from Home«. Her renowned novels include »A Bit of Difference« (2013), »The Bead Collector« (2018), and »The Bad Immigrant« (2022). Her short stories and plays, performed and published internationally, are notable contributions to her esteemed position in African literature. Atta was a jury member for the 2010 Neustadt International Prize for Literature.