A.S. King is the award-winning author of acclaimed young adult books including 2016’s New York Times Notable Children’s Book, Still Life with Tornado, I Crawl Through It, Walden Award winning Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future, 2013’s Reality Boy, the 2012 Los Angeles Times Book Prize winner Ask the Passengers, Everybody Sees the Ants, 2011 Michael L. Printz Honor Book Please Ignore Vera Dietz and a Middle Grade novel, Me and Marvin Gardens.

King has been called “One of the best Y.A. writers working today” by The New York Times Book Review. Twice a NTYBR Editors’ Choice, and many times landing on the best lists of Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, as well as many American Library Association lists, King has managed to bridge a gap between teen and adult readers with her crossover approach to writing young adult novels. She has been an Edgar Allen Poe Award nominee, a Nebula nominee, a Lambda Literary Award nominee, and a YALSA top ten and BFYA pick. King’s short fiction for adults has been widely published and nominated for Best New American Voices.

After fifteen years living self-sufficiently and teaching literacy to adults in Ireland, she now lives in Pennsylvania with her weird family.


Diploma - Stress Counseling | National College of Communication, Dublin
NALA Training Courses, Ireland
AA - Photography | Art Institute of Philadelphia

Selected work

Uma Krishnaswami

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

William Alexander

Faculty Chair, MFA in WCYA

Sara Ryan

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

Nova Ren Suma

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

Liz Garton Scanlon

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

An Na

Faculty, MFA in WCYA; Writing Novels for Young People Retreat