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Malinda Lo

Malinda Lo is the New York Times bestselling author of seven novels, including most recently A Scatter of Light.
Her novel Last Night at the Telegraph Club won the National Book Award, the Stonewall Book Award, the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, a Michael L. Printz Honor, and was an LA Times Book Prize finalist. 

Her books have received 15 starred reviews and have been finalists for multiple awards, including the Andre Norton Award and the Lambda Literary Award. She has been honored by the Carnegie Corporation as a Great Immigrant. Malinda’s short fiction and nonfiction has been published by The New York Times, NPR, Autostraddle, The Horn Book, and multiple anthologies. She lives in Massachusetts with her wife and their dog.

(From Author's Website)

December - Lisa's Pick
(Teen Librarian)



"Finally, the intersectional, lesbian, historical teen novel so many readers have been waiting for... Beautifully written historical fiction about giddy, queer, first love." 
— Kirkus

 “Malinda Lo’s Last Night at the Telegraph Club is a work of historical fiction that’s as meticulously researched as it is full of raw, authentic emotion. … Shout it from the highest hills: This is a beautiful, brave story, and Lily is a heroine that readers will love.” 
— BookPage

 “Writing beautifully with a knowing, gentle hand that balances Lily’s unease and courage, Lo presents a must-read love story in an uncommon setting: the midcentury queer Bay Area at a time when racism, homophobia, and McCarthyism held tight grips on the citizenry. The author’s notes are a wealth of historical information and discuss the seed from which this alternately heart-wrenching and satisfying story grew.” 
— Booklist

 “Smoothly referencing cultural touchstones and places with historic Chinese American significance, Lo conjures 1950s San Francisco adeptly while transcending historicity through a sincere exploration of identity and love.” 
— Publishers Weekly

(From Authors Website)

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