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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 associ
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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…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…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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Join: Abdi will attend 2018 LA Times Festival of Books, Bay Area Book Festival and YALLWest

Abdi has three festival events coming up: April 22, LA Times Festival of Books. Panel info here. April 29, Bay Area Book Festival. Panel info here. May 5, YALLWest. Festival info here.  

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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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