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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Adib Khorram  

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Genre: C:YOUNG ADULT Fiction

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Khorram studied design and technical theater at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, with an emphasis in lighting design.

Biographical and Professional Information

Adib Khorram lives in Kansas City, Missouri. When he isn't writing, you can probably find him trying to get his hundred-yard freestyle under a minute, learning to do a Lutz jump, or steeping a cup of oolong. His debut novel, Darius the Great Is Not Okay, earned several awards, including the William C. Morris Debut Award, the Asian/Pacific American Award for Young Adult Literature, and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor.


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Awards

-- ''Darius the Great is Not Okay'', *William C. Morris Debut Award, the Asian/Pacific American Award for Young Adult Literature, Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor, One of TIME's 100 Best YA Books of All Time William C. Morris Debut Award Asian/Pacific American Award for Young Adult Literature Lambda Literary Award Finalist YALSA Best Fiction For Young Adults Top 10 Publishers Weekly Flying Start TIME's 10 Best Young Adult and Children's Books of the Year Boston Globe Best Books of the Year Wall Street Journal Best Books of the Year BuzzFeed Best YA Books of the Year Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year Kirkus Best Books of the Year New York Public Library's Best Books of the Year Book Expo Young Adult Buzz Panel Selection Indies Introduce Selection Indie Next Top Ten Pick, Starred Reviews - Publishers Weekly, Kirkus and School Library Journal. -- ''Seven Special Somethings'', *School Library Journal, starred review -- ''Darius the Great Deserves Better'', *Starred Reviews, Kirkus, School Library Journal and Booklist