This Week on Well Read: Helen Oyeyemi Talks about What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours

This week on Well Read, award-winning novelist Helen Oyeyemi will be speaking with hosts Terry Tazioli and Mary Anne Gwinn about her latest collection, What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours (2016). Released in March, this set of nine short stories explores “the ways that keys can unlock minds and characters.” In these imaginative tales, Oyeyemi, who penned her first novel, The Icarus Girl (2005), at the age of 18, summons lovers and prostitutes, puppeteers and laundresses, libraries and gardens, and journeys that brim with heartache, passion, and surprise. In the video clip above, Oyeyemi discusses the stirring potential of not only keys, but the “objects we live with” and what they “know about . . . our dreams, our hopes, and our interior lives.”

To watch her full conversation with Tazioli and Gwinn, check your public television affiliate’s schedule and World Channel beginning this Friday, April 22nd.

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Briana Shemroske is Booklist's Editorial Assistant for Books for Youth. She recently graduated with a BA from Lake Forest College where she studied English Writing and Art History. In her free time she can be found eating cheeseburgers, frolicking with her schnoodle, Moritz, and feebly attempting to play board games. Follow her on Twitter at @Booklist_Briana.

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