More About The Author

Kwame Ivery was born in Bronx, New York and raised in East Orange, New Jersey. He received a B.A. in psychology from Princeton University and an M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing from New York University's Tisch School Of The Arts. He’s had a screenplay optioned by Hollywood storyboard artist Karl Shefelman (“The Silence of the Lambs”, “American Gangster,” “Confessions of a Shopaholic”, etc.)  His debut YA Contemporary novel, The Problem with the Other Side, will be released on September 7, 2021.


He’s a proud high school English teacher with 100-plus teenage students who, on a daily basis, teach him just as many things as he teaches them. He loves lasagna and hates musicals; he thinks contrasts are underrated and symmetry overrated.

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