Adam Silvera

“Like most authors, I spend so much time alone writing my books and hoping they will connect with someone. When I’m privileged enough to present to young people, it’s always a circle of inspiration. I encourage them to follow their dreams, and they remind me why I pursued mine.”


Adam Silvera is the groundbreaking New York Times-bestselling author of They Both Die at the End, More Happy Than Not, and History Is All You Left Me and, along with Becky Albertalli, the co-author of What If It’s Us.

Born and raised in the Bronx, Adam spent a large portion of his teen years reading Harry Potter and writing fan fiction. Growing up, he also set a goal for himself: By the time he turned twenty-five, he would be a published author.

Adam’s held a number of positions in the publishing industry including children’s bookseller, community manager at a literary development company, and book reviewer of children’s and young adult novels.

In June of 2015, shortly before his twenty-fifth birthday, More Happy Than Not was published.

These days, Adam is as tall as ever and lives in Brooklyn, New York, just like so many other novelists.

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