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Ayotola Tehingbola

Ayotola Tehingbola (she/her, 1993, Lagos) is a lawyer, photographer, writer, and translator.

Her writing has appeared/is forthcoming in Witness, CRAFT, Passages North, Quarterly West, among others, and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best Small Fictions, and Best of the Net Anthology. Her work was shortlisted for the 2023 Graywolf Press African Fiction Prize for Debut Novel and she is a three-time recipient of a Glenn Bach Award for Fiction. She has been supported by the Lagos International Poetry Festival, Hudson Valley Writers Center, GrubStreet Center for Creative Writing, Alexa Rose Foundation, Idaho Commission on the Arts, and Kimbilio for Black Fiction.

In 2024, she received her MFA in Creative Writing from Boise State University, and she is currently a PhD candidate and instructor in English and Creative Writing at the University of Missouri.