Namina Forna was born in Sierra Leone but emigrated with her family to the US in the 1990s, during her homeland's civil war, and has been travelling back and forth eversince. She has worked as a writer and producer for film and TV in LA since graduating from the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Namina was a finalist for NBC / Universal Writers on the Verge, a semi-finalist for the Sundance Screenwriting Lab and top 50 in the prestigious Nicholls Screenwriting Fellowship. Namina loves spicy food and witchy-looking cats, and has been known to wear unicorn onesies to the nearest taco truck. The Gilded Ones is her debut novel.
Fans of Children of Blood and Bone and Black Panther are going to adore this one. * Buzzfeed * [A] stormingly good debut * The Observer * Utterly transporting and on a massive scale, this is the new series you've been searching for. * Stylist * Namina Forna could be the Toni Morrison of YA Fantasy. * Refinery 29 * This is an empowering read that you won't want to put down and that will be enjoyed by teenagers and adults alike. * Press Association * This story has real credibility and depth. To be enjoyed by teenagers and adults alike. * Irish Examiner * Namina has been called the Toni Morrison of YA Fantasy so this is worth reading. * The Irish News * Debut author Namina Forna's created a fierce female protagonist you'll root for and a captivating world that feels so real you can step inside it. * Bookriot *