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Daniel José Older

Daniel José Older is the author of the Young Adult novel "Shadowshaper" (Scholastic’s Arthur A. Levine Books, 2015) and the "Bone Street Rumba Urban Fantasy" series from Penguin's Roc Books. Publishers Weekly hailed him as a “rising star of the genre” after the publication of his debut ghost noir collection, "Salsa Nocturna." He co-edited the anthology "Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History." His short stories and essays have appeared in the Guardian, NPR,, Salon, BuzzFeed, Fireside Fiction, the New Haven Review, PANK, Apex and Strange Horizons and the anthologies "Subversion" and "Mothership: Tales Of Afrofuturism And Beyond." Daniel’s band Ghost Star gigs regularly around New York and he teaches workshops on storytelling from an anti-oppressive power analysis. You can find his thoughts on writing, read about his decade-long career as an NYC paramedic and hear his music at, on youtube and @djolder on twitter.

Jan 2014

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