Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani studied Psychology at the University of Ibadan. Her debut novel, I Do Not Come to You by Chance, won a 2010 Betty Trask award, the 2010 Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book (Africa), was a finalist for the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa, and was named by the Washington Post as one of the Best Books of 2009.
Born in Enugu, Nigeria, Nwaubani has broken grounds as the only Nigerian writer currently on the global scene to get an international publishing deal while still living in her home country. She is also the first writer in the history of world literature to capture the notorious 419 phenomenon in a novel.
Nwaubani was the acting editor of élan, the fashion and style magazine of Nigeria’s NEXT newspapers. Her essays and short stories have appeared in NEXT, the New York Times, the UK Guardian, the UK Sunday Express, African Writing, and others.