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, go here: http://apple.co/2hKQkfg   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLQLVDNlEPw

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Watch: Abdi Nazemian discusses THE AUTHENTICS on Sirius XM’s WOW Report

Abdi Nazemian discussed his novel THE AUTHENTICS with Fenton Bailey and James St. James on Sirius XM's WOW Report Book Report. Skip ahead to 1:24:39 to see Abdi discuss the book. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2fuG24nKHM

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Watch: Abdi Nazemian in conversation with David Ebershoff at New York’s Strand Bookstore

Abdi Nazemian celebrated the New York launch of THE AUTHENTICS by discussing the book with author and editor David Ebershoff (and two very special guests). Click here to watch on YouTube, or watch below.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TObFKVmKcsY

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Read: Kirkus and Huffington Post choose THE AUTHENTICS as one of the “most overlooked summer YA novels you should read”

To read the piece on Kirkus, click here. To read the piece on Huffington Post, click here.

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Read: School Library Journal thinks THE AUTHENTICS is “fresh, funny and insightful”

You can read School Library Journal / Teen Librarian Toolbox's review of THE AUTHENTICS by clicking here, or below: Daria, the main character, and her friends Caroline, Joy, and Kurt feel like they are the only ones that are being their authentic selves all the time. Daria is an agnostic Iranian-American; Caroline is a lesbian performance artist; Joy is Nigerian American and raised by strict parents; and Kurt is super into astrology. They feel like they’re real in ways their peers are not, but a whole bunch of different revelations (both big and small) force them to rethink what’s real, what their identities are, and what it even means to be seen as authentic. An assignment in English class about family trees and the journey of many students’ families to the United States propels the Authentics (which, yes, they rather insufferably refer to themselves as) to do a cheek swab

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