Read: Kirkus’ Starred Review of THE AUTHENTICS

Kirkus gave Abdi’s YA debut novel THE AUTHENTICS a starred review. Read it here, or below: Fifteen-year-old Daria is determined to fight against her mother’s party-planning for the extravagant...

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Join: Abdi will attend 2018 LA Times Festival of Books, Bay Area Book Festival and YALLWest

Abdi has three festival events coming up: April 22, LA Times Festival of Books. Panel info here. April 29, Bay Area Book Festival. Panel info here. May 5, YALLWest....

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Read: Interview with Blue Willow Bookshop for Houston TeenBookCon

Abdi attended the 2018 TeenBookCon in Houston. Check out an interview he did with Blue Willow Bookshop in anticipation of the event. Read the full interview here. An excerpt:...

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Read: Abdi interviewed for San Diego’s 2018 CCA Writers’ Conference

Abdi attended the 7th Annual CCA Writers’ Conference in San Diego. Check out an interview he did for the event here.

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Read: Q and A with Abdi for Ontario Teen Book Fest

Abdi attended Ontario Teen Book Fest 2018. To read the Q and A he did for the festival, click here. Important questions were asked and answered, like: RNSL: Cake...

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Read: Booklist includes THE AUTHENTICS on its list of “Top 10 Diverse Fiction for Older and Middle Readers”

Check out the whole list here.

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Read: HCPL TeenScene gives THE AUTHENTICS five stars

Read HCPL TeenScene’s review here, or below: Daria is an Iranian American girl who is proud of who she is. Her former friend Heidi who is in a clique...

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Read: Teen Readers Council gives THE AUTHENTICS a rave review

Check out the Teen Readers Council review here, or read below: THE AUTHENTICS by Abdi Nazemian is a powerful story of identity, self-discovery and friendship. Protagonist Daria Esfandyar and...

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Read: THE AUTHENTICS is one of Bustle’s “10 Underrated Books From 2017 That You Definitely Shouldn’t Miss”

Bustle chose THE AUTHENTICS as one of their 10 underrated books from 2017 that you definitely shouldn’t miss. Check out the article here.

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Read: People Magazine chooses THE AUTHENTICS as their “Teen Pick”

People Magazine chose THE AUTHENTICS as their “Teen Pick,” calling the novel, “astute” and “thoroughly absorbing.” See below for two images from the print edition of People Magazine. Yes,...

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Watch: Abdi Nazemian on the LGBTQ&A podcast

Abdi discussed his novels, fatherhood, being a gay Iranian writer, and Madonna on the LGBTQ&A podcast with Jeff Masters. Watch below. If you want to listen to the podcast,...

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