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From the 11th Annual Shorty Awards

Jason Reynolds

Finalist in Literature

About Jason Reynolds

Already 17 years old when he read his first novel cover to cover, few could have guessed Jason Reynolds would become a New York Times best-selling author. Proclaimed “the hardest-working man” by Publishers Weekly for publishing ten books since 2014, the highly prolific young adult author “hate[s] boring books.” Jason’s modern-experiential themes, urban authenticity and hip-hop inspirations are warming teens to reading and writing, appealing to their social-centric world. Jason inspires and waxes poetic to 45K+ Twitter followers, spinning verses, promoting art, sharing random inspirations, writing woes and #procrastinationjason ramblings. Anything, but what’s boring.

Jason Reynolds's best work on social