Nafiza Azad is a young adult author. Her first novel, The Candle and the Flame, was a finalist for the 2020 William C. Morris YA Debut Award. Her next novel for young adults, The Wild Ones was sold at auction in a two-book deal, and will be published in August 2021 by Simon & Schuster. Her short fiction appears in Come On In: 15 Stories About Immigration and Finding Home, edited by Adi Alsaid, and Every Body Shines, edited by Cassandra Newbould. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Children’s Literature from the University of British Columbia, and co-runs The Book Wars, a website dedicated to all things children’s literature. Born in Fiji, she currently lives in British Columbia, Canada, with her family.