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Daniel Jose Older

Daniel José Older is a New York Times bestselling author, editor, and composer. Shadowshaper, his first published young adult novel, received the International Latino Book Award and was also recognized as a New York Times Notable Book and NPR's Best Book of the Year. A bass player for the soul-jazz band Ghost Star, he also chronicles his thoughts on writing and his decade-long career as a New York City paramedic at He currently resides in Brooklyn.