NEW YORKER: Tahereh Mafi longlisted for the National Book Award

posted in: Uncategorized 27 September 2018

NEW YORKER Exclusive: A VERY LARGE EXPANSE OF SEA longlisted for the National Book Award:


posted in: Uncategorized 27 September 2018

EW Exclusive: A VERY LARGE EXPANSE OF SEA cover reveal + first chapter:

LA TIMES: Tahereh Mafi announces contemporary novel

posted in: Uncategorized 27 September 2018

Tahereh Mafi announces her latest novel, a work of contemporary fiction loosely inspired by her own experiences as a Muslim teenager growing up in a post-9/11 world. A VERY LARGE EXPANSE OF SEA will be out October 16, 2018.

WHICHWOOD cover revealed on Bustle!

posted in: announcements, press 25 September 2017

So excited to share the cover of WHICHWOOD, the darker companion novel to FURTHERMORE, out this November. Click here to see the cover and read more about the book and how it came to be!

FURTHERMORE cover revealed on Entertainment Weekly

posted in: Uncategorized 1 February 2016

Hi guys! I’m thrilled to be able to share the official cover of Furthermore with you. Check out the in-depth reveal on Entertainment Weekly, where I talk more about the book, growing up, and even a little bit about what it’s like to be married to another writer. Furthermore hits shelves August 30, 2016!

SHATTER ME optioned for Television!

posted in: announcements, press 14 August 2015

NEWS! i’m so thrilled to say that ABC Signature Studios has optioned SHATTER ME for TV, and that i’ll be coming on as a consulting producer for the show. for much more info, please check out our #SHATTERMETV videos on YouTube with



and @whittynovels:

love to you all!  <3 <3 <3


posted in: announcements 21 January 2015


hiiii guys! i’m so excited to be able to finally share this news! writing this book was like penning a love letter to all my favorite childhood stories; it’s an overdue acknowledgment that, for me, middle-grade fiction is where the real magic began: in a secret garden; a wardrobe; a cupboard under the stairs. it’s the most fun i’ve ever had writing a novel, and i can’t wait to share it with everyone. and don’t worry — this doesn’t mean i’m done with young adult novels! there’s still so much more to come! <333

but until then — a little more about FURTHERMORE?

Once upon a time, a girl was born. It was rather uneventful.

Her parents were happy enough: the mother glad to be done carrying it; the father glad to be done with the mystery of it all. But then one day they realized that their baby, the one they’d named Alice, had no pigment at all. Her hair and skin were white as milk, her heart and bones as soft as silk. Her eyes alone had been spared a spot of color: only just clinging to the faintest shade of honey. It was the kind of child her world could not appreciate.

Ferenwood had been built on color. Bursts of it, swaths of it, depths and breadths of it. Its people were known to be the brightest — modeled after the planets, they’d said — and young Alice was deemed simply too dim, even though she knew she was not.

Once upon a time, a girl was forgot.

Twelve-year-old Alice Alexis Queensmeadow has only three things in the world that matter: Mother, who wouldn’t miss her; triplet brothers, who never knew her; and Father, who always loved her. The day Father disappears from Ferenwood he takes nothing but a ruler with him, so some said he’d gone to measure the sea. Others said the sky. The moon. Maybe he’d learned to fly and had forgotten how to come back down. But it’s been almost three years since then, and Alice is determined to find him. She loves her father even more than she loves adventure, and she’s about to embark on one to find the other. No matter the cost.

it’s a kind of fairytale, a story where magic is a must, adventure is inevitable, and friendship is found in the most unexpected places. i really hope you like it!

hugs and hugs,

Complete the collection

posted in: press 1 December 2014

You can finally complete your SHATTER ME paperback collection, because the IGNITE ME paperback hits shelves December 30, 2014!