Profile

Alex London has written books for children, teens, even a few grown-ups.

His young adult debut, Proxy, was an American Library Association Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Readers and a 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults selection. His newest young adult novels, Black Wings Beating and Red Skies Falling, are the first two books in his epic fantasy trilogy. Black Wings Beating has received starred reviews from Kirkus and School Library Journal. It’s a NBC Today Show Pick, a Kirkus Best Young Adult Fantasy of 2018 selection, and a We Need Diverse Books 2018 Must Read.

For middle grade readers, Alex is the author of The Wild Ones series, Dog Tags and Tides of War series, as well as the Accidental Adventures and two titles in The 39 Clues series. He’s also the author of the graphic novel picture book, The Adventures of Wrong Man and Power Girl.

Alex was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and moved to New York to attend Columbia University. He graduated with a degree in philosophy and earned his Master’s Degree in Library Science from Pratt Institute. He’s been a Hollywood talent agent’s assistant, a young adult librarian, and a snorkel salesman. At one time a journalist reporting from conflict zones and refugee camps, he now lives in Philadelphia where he, his husband, and his daughter can be found wandering among the trees of Fairmount Park talking to the dog, who is the real brains of the operation.

Matthew Dickman

Faculty, MFA in Writing; Postgraduate Writers' Conference; Visiting Faculty, MFA in Writing & Publishing

Miciah Bay Gault

Faculty, MFA in Writing & Publishing; Novel Retreat

Chen Chen

Faculty, Postgraduate Writers' Conference

Lee Martin

Faculty, Postgraduate Writers' Conference

Sue William Silverman

Faculty, MFA in Writing; Postgraduate Writers' Conference

William Giraldi

Faculty, Postgraduate Writers' Conference