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David Arnold lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with his (lovely) wife and (boisterous) son. He is the critically-acclaimed author of Mosquitoland, which has been translated into over a dozen languages. Previous jobs include freelance musician/producer, stay-at-home dad, and preschool teacher. He is a fierce believer in the power of kindness and community. And pesto. He believes fiercely in pesto.

Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Romance, Young Adult Fantasy
New and upcoming books
September 2024

Luminous Beings
   Mosquitoland (2015)
   Kids of Appetite (2016)
   The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik (2018)
   The Electric Kingdom (2021)
   I Loved You in Another Life (2023)
   Luminous Beings (2024) (with Jose Pimienta)
David Arnold recommends
I'll Stop the World (2023)
Lauren Thoman
"Thoman's sweeping debut defies categorization. A multigenerational mystery, a compulsively readable love story, an intricately woven sci-fi - whatever it is, I'll Stop the World is the mind-bendy time-travel eighties romp we all need right now. I'm obsessed with this book."
When You Wish Upon a Lantern (2023)
Gloria Chao
"When You Wish Upon a Lantern is a luminous love story about the complexities of falling for someone you've known for years, and the advantages - and sometimes disadvantages - of friendship as a foundation for love. Hilarious and heartfelt, Chao has written a romp of a romance that unfolds with pitch-perfect pacing."
As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow (2022)
Zoulfa Katouh
"As gorgeous as it is groundbreaking, As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow holds many things at once: beauty and ruin; brutality and sweetness; tender love in the midst of shattering violence. Katouh writes with urgency and grace, and while she never shies from the horrors of war, neither does she miss a single note of hope-and there are so many. This book is devastatingly beautiful."

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