Nina LaCour

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Nina LaCour

Nina LaCour

Graduate Adjunct - CLA

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Nina LaCour


Nina LaCour is the author of four critically acclaimed young adult novels published by Dutton Books for Young Readers: Hold StillThe DisenchantmentsEverything Leads to You, and her most recent novel, We Are Okaypublished February 14, 2017. You Know Me Well was written in collaboration with David Levithan, and published in 2016 by St. Martin's Griffin. She is the co-founder of Write Teen, a series of YA writing classes. Her novels have earned selections by the Junior Library Guild, ALA Best Books for Young Adults, and Chicago Public Library’s Best of the Best Books and have appeared on many other state and regional lists. They have also earned a Northern California Book Award and a William C. Morris Honor award. Nina was featured in Publishers Weekly as a Flying Starts Author. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her wife, photographer Kristyn Stroble, and their daughter.


We Are Okay
Dutton Books for Young Readers, 2017 

You Know Me Well (with David Levithan)
St. Martin’s Griffin, 2016 

Everything Leads to You
Dutton Books for Young Readers, 2014 

The Disenchantments
Dutton Children’s Books, 2012 

Hold Still
Dutton Books for Young Readers, 2009 

Summer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories (story in collection)
St. Martin’s Griffin, 2016

Faculty Accomplishments

  • ALA awards 2018 250px

    The 2018 ALA Awards have been announced and among the winners are MFAC faculty Nina LaCour with the Printz Award, Laurel Snyder with the Geisel Award, and Jackie Briggs Martin has a Sibert Honor book. 

  • Yasla2017_250

    Two faculty in the MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults (MFAC), Nina LaCour and Gary Schmidt, and 2010 alum Christine Heppermann, have books on the Best Fiction for Young Adults List.