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Abdi Nazemian

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Abdi Nazemian spent his childhood in a series of exciting locations (Tehran, Paris, Toronto, New York), but could usually be found in his bedroom watching old movies, listening to Madonna or reading Archie comic books. He lives in Los Angeles with his husband and their two children.

Abdi’s first novel, THE WALK-IN CLOSET, was released in 2015 by Curtis Brown Unlimited, and was awarded Best Debut at the Lambda Literary Awards. His debut young adult novel, THE AUTHENTICS, was released by Balzer + Bray / HarperCollins in 2017, and his third novel LIKE A LOVE STORY was released by Balzer + Bray / HarperCollins on June 4, 2020.

As Head of Development for Water's End Productions, Abdi has been an executive producer or associate producer on a number
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Abdi Nazemian Can it be a non-fictional book, so I can pick a Madonna biography and hang with her for a while? No seriously, so many of my favorite books are very s…moreCan it be a non-fictional book, so I can pick a Madonna biography and hang with her for a while? No seriously, so many of my favorite books are very sad and I wouldn't particularly want to enter their worlds, so I'll go with Armistead Maupin's first TALES OF THE CITY book (before they got heartbreaking), because I adore those characters, and because I consider myself an honorary resident of 28 Barbary Lane. What would I do there? I would go dancing!(less)
Abdi Nazemian Thank you for the question. My first name is short for Abdolreza, which was my name at birth. But everyone always called me Abdi, and when I moved wes…moreThank you for the question. My first name is short for Abdolreza, which was my name at birth. But everyone always called me Abdi, and when I moved west, it was officially changed. My last name indeed sounds Armenian, and I wish I knew more about its history, but my family comes from Iran. Unlike the lead character in The Authentics, I've never taken an ancestry test, which could uncover some interesting things. I really appreciate the interest, and can't wait to hear what you think of the book!(less)
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Read: LIKE A LOVE STORY awarded Stonewall Honor and nominated for an Audie

LIKE A LOVE STORY has been awarded a Stonewall Honor. Read about all the current and past Stonewall recipients here. The LIKE A LOVE STORY audio book has also been nominated for an Audie Award for Best Young Adult Audio Book. Read about all the nominees here.

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“I always thought my own father hated me, but Stephen said to me that nobody truly hates anyone. Hate is just fear in drag, he said.”
Abdi Nazemian, Like a Love Story

“Tell your story until it becomes woven into the fabric of our story. Write about the joys and the pain and every event and every artist who inspires you to dream. Tell your story, because if you don't, it could be wiped out. No one tells our stories for us. And one more thing. If you see an elderly person walking down the street, or across from you at a coffee shop, don't look away from them, don't dismiss them, and don't just ask them how they're doing. Ask them where they have been instead. And then listen. Because there's no future without a past.”
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“And I wish she knew that her ability to even utter all these doubts out loud means she thinks highly enough of herself to respect the emotions inside her. I would never let my doubts leave the prison of my brain.”
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