Contemporary Writers Series - Ashley Hope Perez

Ashley Hope Pérez is the author of three novels. Her most recent, Out of Darkness, was described by The New York Times as a “layered tale of color lines, love and struggle” and was named one of Booklist’s “50 Best YA Books of All Time.” It also won the 2016 Tomás Rivera Book Award, the 2016 Américas Award, and a 2016 Printz honor for excellence in young adult literature from the American Library Association. Ashley is an assistant professor of world literatures at The Ohio State University and is hard at work on her fourth novel, Walk It Down, which will be published by Dutton Books for Young Readers.

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