Adam Silvera on the power of queer books | “No one needs me writing another straight story”

The Open Up Podcast

Jul 10 2022 • 1 hr 23 mins

TW // this conversation touches on suicide and homophobia.

Writer and #1 NYT bestselling author Adam Silvera of viral hit title They Both Die At The End opens up about his journey taking queer characters of color from anonymous fan-fiction to No.1 on the New York Times Best Sellers List and where the publishing industry falls short for diverse storytellers.

Adam also brought us the amazing Infinity Reaper, Infinity Son, More Happy Than Not, History Is All You Left Me, and—with Becky Albertalli—What If It's Us and Here’s to Us. All his novels have received multiple starred reviews. He worked in the publishing industry as a children's bookseller, community manager at a content development company, and book reviewer of children's and young adult novels. He was born and raised in New York. He lives in Los Angeles and is tall for no reason.