Dashka Slater

Dashka Slater has written many books, including “Baby Shoes,” “The Sea Serpent and Me,” which was a Junior Library Guild Selection, “Escargot,” and “Dangerously Ever After.” She is also an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in Newsweek, Salon, The New York Times Magazine, and Mother Jones. Her latest book, “The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives” is a non-fiction YA book based on a New York Times Magazine article she wrote about an agender teen who was set on fire while riding a bus in Oakland and the teen who started the fire. Slater lives in California.


Writing the Truth: Fiction and Non-Fiction