ETB RERUN: Yasmin Angoe

51m | Feb 6, 2023

Submissions for the Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award are being accepted through March 31. Named for the late, pioneering African American crime fiction author Eleanor Taylor Bland, the $2000 award is intended to support the recipient in crime fiction writing and career development activities. The winner may choose to use the grant for activities that include workshops, seminars, conferences, retreats, online courses, and research activities required for completion of their work. You do not have to be a member of Sisters in Crime to submit your materials for consideration.

This month we’re going to revisit some conversations with previous winners of the award as well as people who have served as judges.


Yasmin Angoe is the Anthony-nominated author of the critically acclaimed thrillers Her Name Is Knight and They Come At Knight of the Nena Knight series. She is a first-generation Ghanaian American and, in 2020, was the recipient of the Eleanor Taylor Bland Award for Emerging Writers of Color from Sisters in Crime.

Yasmin’s books were an Amazon Best Book of the Month for Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, and an Editor’s Pick. Her work has received numerous recognitions, was on a billboard in Times Square, Best Of lists, and a Library Journal Starred Review. Her Name Is Knight has appeared in the New York Times Book Review,, POPSUGAR, Nerd Daily, the Washington Independent Review of Books, The Guardian, and other platforms.

The Nena Knight series has been optioned for TV series and is currently in development.

Yasmin is a proud member of several prestigious organizations, such as Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, Crime Writers of Color, International Thriller Writers, and the Women’s National Book Association. 

Yasmin is an educator, and she and her blended family of six live in South Carolina.

Twitter @yasawriter

Instagram author_yas



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