Morowa Yejidé is a literary fiction writer and a native of Washington D.C. Her novel Time of the Locust was a 2012 finalist for the national PEN/Bellwether Prize and received First Honorable mention in the national 2011 Dana Awards. Time of the Locust is forthcoming 2014 through Atria Books/Simon & Schuster.
Her short stories have appeared in the Istanbul Literary Review, Ascent Aspirations Magazine, Underground Voices, the Adirondack Review, and others. Her story "Tokyo Chocolate" was nominated in 2009 for the Pushcart Prize, published in the best of the Willesden Herald Stories, and reviewed in the Japan Times.
She earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Wilkes University. She enjoys a life of adventure with her husband and three sons.