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Alaya Dawn Johnson

Alaya lives and writes in New York City. Her literary loves are all forms of speculative fiction, historical fiction, and the occasional highbrow novel. Her culinary loves are all kinds of ethnic food, particularly South Indian, which she feels must be close to ambrosia. She graduated from Columbia University in 2004 with a BA in East Asian Languages and Cultures, and has lived and traveled extensively in Japan.

Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

Series contributed to
Andre Norton Award Best Book nominee (2014) : The Summer Prince
Andre Norton Award Best Book winner (2015) : Love Is the Drug

Alaya Dawn Johnson recommends
The Art of Starving (2017)
Sam J Miller
"The Art of Starving is a humane, deeply felt, heartbreaking novel, observed with an edge as sharp as broken glass. A supervillain coming-of-age novel that made me cry -- my god, I loved this book."
Tempests and Slaughter (2018)
(Numair Chronicles, book 1)
Tamora Pierce
"Tamora Pierce’s novels gave me a different way of seeing the world."
The Monsters We Defy (2022)
Leslye Penelope
"Clara is a heroine for the ages, and her 1920s Black Washington society, both the glamour and the grit, is so compellingly evoked it's as though Penelope has given us a peek behind the veil to hear the tales of our ancestors."

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