Aya de Leon

Aya de Leon directs the Poetry for the People program at UC Berkeley. Kensington Books publishes her feminist heist series: UPTOWN THIEF (2016), THE BOSS (2017), THE ACCIDENTAL MISTRESS (2018), and SIDE CHICK NATION (2019) about Hurricane Maria. In 2020, Kensington will publish her spy novel OPERATION HOLOGRAM, about FBI infiltration of African American political organizations. She is currently writing a spy YA series that features teen girls of color called GOING DARK. She writes about race, class, gender and culture at @AyadeLeon and ayadeleon.com.

Featured In

2019 - Poetry For The People2019 - Ricanstruction: Popular Fiction and Power in Post-Maria Puerto Rico2019 - What Women Want2019 - The Legacy of Adrienne Rich and the Shape of our Feminist Future2017 - From Every Angle: Women Writing About the Body2017 - Feminist Activism through Popular Fiction2017 - Radical Hope: Staying Sane, Awake, and Engaged in Dangerous Times