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Lamar Giles is a well published author, and a founding member of We Need Diverse Books.

Lamar is a two-time Edgar Award finalist in the YA category, for his debut YA thriller FAKE ID (HarperCollins, 2014), and his second YA thriller, ENDANGERED (HarperCollins, 2015). His third YA thriller, OVERTURNED (Scholastic, 2017) recently received this glowing New York Times review. Lamar is a contributor to the YA anthology THREE SIDES OF A HEART (HarperCollins, 2017) and the editor of the forthcoming We Need Diverse Books YA short story anthology FRESH INK (Penguin Random House, 2018). He resides in Virginia with his wife.