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Nina LaCour

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Nina LaCour writes fiction for teenagers and adults. She has an MFA from Mills College, and teaches English at an independent high school in Berkeley. She has great fondness for photography, cooking, and teenagers. A San Francisco Bay Area native, she lives in Oakland with her girlfriend and their two rambunctious cats.

Genres: Literary Fiction, Young Adult Romance, Young Adult Fiction
   Hold Still (2009)
   The Disenchantments (2012)
   Everything Leads to You (2014)
   You Know Me Well (2016) (with David Levithan)
   We Are Okay (2017)
   Watch Over Me (2020)
   Yerba Buena (2022)
   Meet Cute (2018) (with others)
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Nina LaCour recommends
Charming Young Man (2023)
Eliot Schrefer
"Charming Young Man is a gorgeous exploration of artistic talent and envy, wealth and power, art and desire wrapped up in a delicious, page-turner of a plot. I absolutely loved it."
The Blood Years (2023)
Elana K Arnold
"Ferocious and delicate, brilliant and emotional, The Blood Years is a finely wrought portrait of love and betrayal and what it costs to survive the unimaginable."
The Blackwoods (2023)
Brandy Colbert
"A gorgeously layered, expansive, and emotionally generous page-turner, The Blackwoods made me think about fame and family and legacy in ways I never had before. To put it simply, it swept me off my feet."

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Books containing stories by Nina LaCour
Up All Night (2021)
13 Stories Between Sunset and Sunrise
edited by
Laura Silverman
Dear Heartbreak (2018)
YA Authors and Teens on the Dark Side of Love
edited by
Heather Demetrios
Summer Days & Summer Nights (2016)
Twelve Love Stories
edited by
Stephanie Perkins

2018 Michael L. Printz Award : We Are Okay

Award nominations
2024 Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ+ Children's Books (nominee) : The Apartment House on Poppy Hill

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