Nafiza Azad is a young adult author. She is the author of The Candle and the Flame, a 2020 William C. Morris YA Debut Award finalist, The Wild Ones, and Road of the Lost. She co-edited the anthology Writing in Color: The Lessons We’ve Learned with Melody Simpson, which was published by S&S in 2023, and writing can be found in the anthologies Come On In, Every Body Shines, and Magic Has No Borders. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Children’s Literature from the University of British Columbia. Born in Fiji, she currently lives in British Columbia, Canada, with her family.