Meet the Teen Writer-in-Residence - The FOLD

Meet the Teen Writer-in-Residence

Square graphic showcasing Nafiza Azad—an Indo-Canadian Muslim woman wearing red lipstick and a shayla—next to the cover image for their latest book, WRITING IN COLOR. Black text beside author headshot reads: THE FESTIVAL OF LITERARY DIVERSITY, April 28 - May 5. Two purple circles on author headshot read: Virtual April 28 - May 1, and In-Person Brampton May 2 - 5. At the bottom of the graphic is a orange bar with black and orange text: Registration opens March 20 at are excited to introduce our FOLD 2024 Teen Writer-in-Residence: Nafiza Azad.

The Teen Writer-in-Residence is sponsored by Simon & Schuster Canada.





Nafiza Azad is a self-identified island girl. She has hurricanes in her blood and dreams of a time she can exist solely on mangoes and pineapple. Born in Lautoka, Fiji, she currently resides in British Columbia, Canada, where she reads too many books, watches too many K-dramas, and writes stories about girls taking over the world. Nafiza is the co-editor of the young adult anthology Writing in Color and author of The Candle and the Flame, which was nominated for the William C. Morris Award, The Wild Ones, and Road of the Lost.

Book cover of Writing in Color edited by Nafiza Azad and Melody SimpsonBook cover of Road of the Lost by Nafiza Azad

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