About Hal

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Hal Schrieve is the author of Out of Salem (March 26, 2019), which was selected for the National Book Award Long List for Young People’s Literature in 2019. Hir forthcoming book, How To Get Over the End of the World, will be released in Fall 2023 with Seven Stories Press.

Hal writes queer fiction for young people. Hal also writes comics and zines for people hir own age, some of which you can find here.

Hal Schrieve is represented by Sara Megibow at KT Literary.

When Hal is not writing books, ze works as a children’s librarian at the New York Public Library. As a librarian, Hal has written educator guides to other queer books for children and teens.

Hal has had poetry in Vetch magazine, and is featured in Stacked Deck Press’s 2018 trans comics anthology We’re Still Here.

Hal earned hir Master’s in Library Science from Queen’s College and works as a Children’s Librarian at New York Public Library.  Out of Salem, hir debut novel, received starred reviews from Kirkus and Publisher’s Weekly and was longlisted for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature.  Hal lives in Ridgewood with hir boyfriend and cat.

Hal Schrieve’s blog of book reviews (focus is on YA, children’s literature, and comics) 

Hal’s Substack, which hasn’t updated in a while but that doesn’t mean it never will


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