Alaya Dawn Johnson

Alaya Dawn Johnson is the award-winning author of fiction for adults and young readers. Her debut young adult novel, The Summer Prince, was longlisted for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, and her follow-up novel, Love is the Drug, won the Andre Norton Award for YA Science Fiction and Fantasy. Her novelette, “A Guide to the Fruits of Hawai’i” won the Nebula Award and appeared in The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy, guest edited by Joe Hill. Her debut literary adult novel, Trouble the Saints is forthcoming in 2020, and she is at work on a short story collection and her next young adult novel. She currently lives in Mexico City, where she attained her Masters in Mesoamerican Studies.


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