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Name pronunciation: Akemi [uh-KEM-ee] Dawn Bowman

Pronouns: she/her, or they/them

Author bio: Akemi Dawn Bowman is a critically-acclaimed author who writes across genres. Her novels have received multiple accolades and award nominations, and her debut novel, Starfish, was a William C. Morris Award Finalist. She has a BA in social sciences from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and currently lives in Scotland with her husband and two children. She overthinks everything, including this bio. Visit Akemi online at, or on Instagram @AkemiDawnBowman.

Author Photos: 

Photo Credit © Akemi Dawn Bowman
Photo Credit © Peter Jolly – print media outlets must contact for permission to use

Book Cover Photos:

Cover designed by Sarah Creech
Cover illustrated by Sarah J. Coleman and designed by Heather Palisi-Reyes
Cover designed by Sarah Creech
Cover illustrated by Casey Weldon and designed by Laura Eckes
Cover illustrated by Jen Bartel and designed by Cassie Gonzales
Book rights/territories sold:

STARFISH: US (Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster), UK/Australia (Ink Road), France (Pocket Jeunesse), Spain (Anaya), Latin America (V&R)

SUMMER BIRD BLUE: US (Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster), UK/Australia (Ink Road), Croatia (Fokus)
– Audiobook: Tantor Media (narrated by Em Eldridge)

HARLEY IN THE SKY: US (Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster), UK/Australia (Ink Road)
– Audiobook: Recorded Books (narrated by Ali Ahn)

THE INFINITY COURTS: US (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers/Simon & Schuster), Russia (Eksmo), Brazil (Globo Livros), Turkey (Perseus)
– Audiobook: Simon & Schuster Audio (narrated by Mizuo Peck)

GENERATION MISFITS: US (Farrar, Straus and Giroux/Macmillan)
– Audiobook: Listening Library (narrated by Yuuki Luna)

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