San Antonio Book Festival

Tag: Young Adult Writer

Jonny Garza Villa

  • March 21, 2022
Jonny Garza Villa is a product of the Great State of Texas; a Sagittarius sun, Capricorn everything else; and an author of contemporary young adult literature inspired by their own Tejane & Chicane and queer identities. Their work includes Fifteen Hundred Miles from the Sun, a Pura Belpré Honor Book and Finalist for the Texas...
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Natalia Sylvester

  • March 18, 2022
Natalia Sylvester is the author Running, her YA debut, as well as two novels for adults, Everyone Knows You Go Home, which won an International Latino Book Award, and Chasing the Sun. Born in Lima, Peru, she grew up in Miami, Central Florida, and South Texas, and received a BFA from the University of Miami. She currently lives in Austin, Texas....
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Marcia Mickelson

  • March 18, 2022
Marcia (Mar-sha) Argueta Mickelson was born in Guatemala to Corina and Jose Argueta. When Marcia was an infant, her family immigrated to the United States. She attended high school in New Jersey and then graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in American Studies. She is the author of YA novels, The Huaca and...
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Alessandra Narváez Varela

  • March 18, 2022
Alessandra Narváez Varela was born and raised in Ciudad Juárez, México. She earned a B.S. in Biology and a Bilingual M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Texas at El Paso, where she now teaches. Thirty Talks Weird Love is her debut novel. She lives in El Paso, Texas.
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Emily X.R. Pan

  • March 18, 2022
Emily X.R. Pan lives on Lenape land in Brooklyn, New York, but was originally born in the Midwestern United States to immigrant parents from Taiwan. Her debut novel, The Astonishing Color of After, was a New York Times bestseller, winner of the APALA Honor and Walter Honor awards, a finalist for the L.A. Times Book...
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Raúl the Third

  • March 9, 2022
Raúl the Third is the two-time Pura Belpré award-winning author/illustrator of Lowriders to the Center of the Earth and Vamos! Let’s Go to the Market. His work centers on the contemporary Mexican American experience and his memories of growing up in El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. My Nap, Mi Siesta; My Party, Mi...
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Navdeep Singh Dhillon

  • March 9, 2022
Navdeep Singh Dhillon has worked as a linguist in the U.S. Navy, a photographer, dishwasher, paperboy, ESL teacher in China, and is currently adjunct professor of creative writing and composition at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. He was born in England and spent his childhood in East and West Africa, the Middle East, and...
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Lizz Huerta

  • March 9, 2022
Lizz Huerta is a widely-admired Mexi-Rican short story writer and essayist, published in Lightspeed, The Cut, The Portland Review, The Rumpus, Miami Rail, and more. Her short story “The Wall” is included in the anthology A People’s Future of the United States. Huerta has also been a 2018 Bread Loaf Fellow, a five-time VONA Fellow,...
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David Bowles

  • March 9, 2022
David Bowles is a Mexican American author from south Texas, where he teaches at the University of Texas Río Grande Valley. He has written several award-winning titles, most notably The Smoking Mirror and They Call Me Güero. His work has also been published in multiple anthologies, plus venues such as The New York Times, School...
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