Daniel Nayeri

Children, Young Adult

Daniel Nayeri was born in Iran, and spent several years as a refugee before immigrating to Oklahoma with his family at age eight. Nayeri writes books for children and young adults; his publications include Straw House, Wood House, Brick House, Blow: Four Novellas (2011), the Elixir Fixer series (2019-2020), and the award-winning Everything Sad Is Untrue (2020), which was named a best book of the year by NPR, Publishers Weekly, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. Nayeri is currently publisher of Odd Dot, an imprint of MacMillan Children’s Publishing Group. 

Festival Years: 2012