Aya de Leon

Aya de Leon is a novelist and director of the Poetry for the People program at UC Berkeley. Kensington Books publishes her feminist heist series: Justice Hustlers, which began with ‘Uptown Thief,’ and continues with ‘The Boss.’ Her work has also appeared in Ebony, Guernica, Writers Digest, Huffington Post, the Toast, Essence, Bitch Magazine and on Def Poetry. She is also at work on a children’s picture book to help families talk to their children about racism, and just finished a young adult black girl spy novel called ‘Going Dark.’


2017 - From Every Angle: Women Writing About the Body2017 - Feminist Activism through Popular Fiction2017 - Radical Hope: Staying Sane, Awake, and Engaged in Dangerous Times