Daniel José Older
Published June 7, 2015
Updated April 17, 2021

Daniel José Older writes young adult science fiction and fantasy, including the Bone Street Rumba and Shadowshaper Cypher series. He is a lead story architect for the comic book series Star Wars: The High Republic. His novel Shadowshaper was named one of the best fantasy books of all time by TIME and one of Esquire’s “80 Books Every Person Should Read.”

Older co-edited the anthology Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History. His short stories and essays have appeared in The Guardian, Salon and BuzzFeed and on NPR. Aside from writing, Older teaches workshops on storytelling.

Expertise: Fantasy and science fiction, young adult and middle-grade literature, diversity in publishing, Star Wars

Location: Brooklyn, N.Y.

Email: Contact form / Literary agent

Twitter: @djolder

Heard on NPR All Things Considered: To Achieve Diversity in Publishing, A Difficult Dialogue Beats Silence

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