Yasmin Angoe is the Anthony-nominated author of the critically acclaimed thriller "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.
Angoe'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, OprahDaily.com, 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.
Angoe 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.
Angoe is an educator, and she and her blended family of six reside in South Carolina.
Awards: Eleanor Taylor Bland Award for Emerging Writers of Color by Sisters in Crime
Communities: African American