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Clarion Presents Alaya Dawn Johnson

Event date: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2023 - 7:00pm

ALAYA DAWN JOHNSON is the author of RACING THE DARK, THE SUMMER PRINCE, which was long listed for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, and LOVE IS THE DRUG, which won the prestigious Nebula (Andre Norton) Award for YA Science Fiction and Fantasy. In a return to adult fiction, TROUBLE THE SAINTS, was published by Tor in 2020 and won the World Fantasy Award. In the past decade, her award-winning short stories have appeared in many magazines and anthologies, including BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY 2015, FERAL YOUTH, THREE SIDES OF A HEART and ZOMBIES VS. UNICORNS. In Mexico, where she has made her home since 2014, Johnson has recently received her master’s degree with honors in Mesoamerican Studies from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.


Established in 1968, the Clarion Writers’ Workshop is the oldest workshop of its kind and is widely recognized as a premier proving and training ground for aspiring writers of fantasy and science fiction. For further information, see the Clarion Workshop website:

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The Library of Broken Worlds By Alaya Dawn Johnson Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338290622
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Scholastic Press - June 6th, 2023

Trouble the Saints: A Novel By Alaya Dawn Johnson Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250175359
Availability: Not in Stock, Available for Special Order
Published: Tor Books - August 10th, 2021

Reconstruction: Stories By Alaya Dawn Johnson Cover Image
ISBN: 9781618731777
Availability: Not in Stock, Available for Special Order
Published: Small Beer Press - January 12th, 2021