Malinda Lo is the author of multiple successful and highly praised young adult novels, including A Line in the Dark, which was named a Kirkus Best YA Novel of 2017 and one of Vulture's Top 10 YA Books of 2017. Her novel Ash, a lesbian Cinderella retelling, was a finalist for the William C. Morris Award. The novel won the Morris YA Debut Award, the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy, the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, and was named a Kirkus Best Book for Children and Teenagers. She has been a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award three times. The New York Times Book Review, NPR, the Huffington Post, The Toast, the Horn Book, and the anthologies Here We Are, How I Resist, and Scratch have all published Malinda's nonfiction. She and her wife live in Massachusetts.
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