ADIB KHORRAM is the award-winning author of DARIUS THE GREAT IS NOT OKAY. If he's not writing (or at his day job as a graphic designer), you can probably find him learning to do a Lutz Jump, working on his handstands, or steeping a cup of Oolong. He lives in Kansas City, Missouri, where people don't usually talk about themselves in the third person. You can find him on Twitter (@adibkhorram), Instagram (@adibkhorram), or on the web at

Long Bio:

Adib Khorram is an author, a graphic designer, and a tea enthusiast. He was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. A theater kid in high school, he went on to study design and technical theater at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, with an emphasis in lighting design. He later attended one year of film school in Vancouver, BC.

He returned to Kansas City after school, and has worked in the event production industry ever since. His first novel, the DARIUS THE GREAT IS NOT OKAY, was published in August 2018 by Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Random House, and won YALSA’s William C. Morris Award for Best Debut Author Writing for Teens and the Asian/Pacific American Literature Association’s Young Adult Award.

When he's not writing or working at his dayjob, he enjoys crossfit, ice skating, food, wine, video games, board games, and Kansas City barbecue.

Banner photograph © Afsoneh Khorram.

Interesting Facts About Me

I do not consume coffee—but I drink 1-5 cups of tea a day.

I once made eye contact with Harrison Ford. We nodded at each other.

I am allergic to sesame seeds.

I make amazing macaroni and cheese.

I like the number 5.

I will drive a long way to meet authors I love.