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Adib Khorram

“We have a saying in Farsi. It translates ‘your place was empty.’ We say it when we miss somebody.” I sniffed. “Your place was empty before. But this is your family. You belong here.”
― Darius the Great Is Not Okay

Adib Khorram earned the William C. Morris Debut Award, the Asian/Pacific American Award for Young Adult Literature, and a Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor, as well as a multitude of other honors and accolades for his debut novel, Darius the Great is Not Okay. When he isn’t writing, you can find him fixing other people’s PowerPoints, learning to do a Lutz jump, practicing his handstands, or steeping a cup of oolong. He lives in Kansas City, Missouri, where people don’t usually talk about themselves in the third person.You can find him on Twitter (@adibkhorram(opens in a new window)), Instagram (@adibkhorram(opens in a new window)), or on the web at in a new window).

Books by this author

Two young men looking out over a city

Darius the Great Is Not Okay

Adib Khorram
Age Level:
Middle Grade