Alex Aster

Alex Aster is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Lightlark, which was published by Abrams in August 2022 and sold into over a dozen foreign territories, and its sequel, Nightbane. She is also the author of the award-winning middle grade novels Curse of the Night Witch and Curse of the Forgotten City, inspired by Latinx myths from her childhood. Curse of the Night Witch was named one of the Best Books of 2020 by Kirkus and Amazon, was on Good Morning America, and received multiple starred reviews. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, where she studied English, and now lives in New York.


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