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Welcome to New Client, Hal Schrieve!!

Please help us give a warm welcome to kt literary’s newest client, Hal Schrieve!

I am thrilled to welcome Hal into the kt literary family! Hal’s YA contemporary fantasy, OUT OF SALEM, debuted in March and received starred reviews from Kirkus (“Tension burns hot until the explosive conclusion, which begs for a sequel. On fire with magic and revolution.”), Publisher’s Weekly (“Any reader who has felt it necessary to hide their true identity will find strong characters to connect with in this fun, powerful story.“), and was long-listed for the National Book Award.

Hal Schrieve grew up in Olympia, Washington. Xie has worked as an LGBT peer educator, an after-school group leader, a summer camp counselor, a flower seller, a tutor, a grocer, and a babysitter.  Hal now works as a children’s librarian. Hal occasionally draws comics and writes poems, but hir focus is weird fiction about trans teenagers. Hir first novel, Out of Salem, was long-listed for a National Book Award in 2019. Hal lives in Brooklyn. You can find Hal on twitter, and on Hal’s website!
Welcome to the kt literary team, Hal!