Kacen Callender


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Kacen Callender is a Saint Thomian author of children's fiction and fantasy, best known for their Stonewall Book Award and Lambda Literary Award-winning middle grade debut Hurricane Child. Their fantasy novel, Queen of the Conquered, is the 2020 winner of the World Fantasy Award and King and the Dragonflies won the 2020 National Book Award for Young People's Literature.

Callender is Black, queer, trans, and uses they/them and he/him pronouns. Callender debuted their new name when announcing their next young adult novel Felix Ever After in May 2019.
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Average rating: 4.19 · 41,871 ratings · 9,664 reviews · 7 distinct worksSimilar authors
Felix Ever After

4.41 avg rating — 25,745 ratings — published 2020 — 24 editions
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King and the Dragonflies

4.38 avg rating — 5,614 ratings — published 2020 — 6 editions
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Sunset Springs

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“I’m not flaunting anything. I’m just existing. This is me. I can’t hide myself. I can’t disappear. And even if I could, I don’t fucking want to. I have the same right to be here. I have the same right to exist.”
Kacen Callender, Felix Ever After

“It's easier, sometimes, to love when you know it's a love you can't have.”
Kacen Callender, Felix Ever After

“But, just because we loved each other, doesn't mean we were meant to be together.
And just because you loved one, doesn't mean you can't love another.”
Kacen Callender, Felix Ever After

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