Robin Talley is the New York Times-bestselling author of four novels for teen readers: Our Own Private Universe, As I Descended, What We Left Behind, and Lies We Tell Ourselves. Her first book, Lies We Tell Ourselves, was the winner of the inaugural Amnesty CILIP Honour and the Concorde Book Award. Her work has been short-listed for the CILIP Carnegie Medal and the Lambda Literary Award, and has been included on the Bank Street Best Children’s Books of the Year list, the American Library Association Rainbow List, the Amelia Bloomer Project List, and the Capitol Choices List. It has been nominated for the Kirkus Prize, the Young Adult Library Services Association Teens’ Top Ten and Best Fiction for Young Adults, the Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice Awards, and the Goodreads Choice Awards, and has been selected for the Junior Library Guild. Robin was a Lambda Literary Foundation fellow, and has contributed a short story to the young adult anthology A Tyranny of Petticoats: 15 Stories of Belles, Bank Robbers and Other Badass Girls, as well as the upcoming anthologies All Out and Feral Youth.
Robin lives in Washington, D.C., with her wife, their daughter, and an antisocial cat. She enjoys reading about queer characters, analyzing Disney movies, and chocolate. You can find her at www.robintalley.com.