David Anthony Durham, The Shadow Prince

Join us on YouTube on Friday, October 29 at 4pm for a virtual reading and conversation with David Anthony Durham from his new book, The Shadow Prince.

In this middle grade solarpunk novel set in an alternate Egyptian universe, twelve-year-old Ash must compete and survive to become the shadow--and protector--of the prince. Here's what some early readers have said:

"Wildly imaginative and thoroughly thrilling, The Shadow Prince is a Hunger Games for a big, strange, magical new world." -Lev Grossman, author of The Magicians Trilogy

"A rousing romp that shows kindness as a strength and power as a chance to improve our world." -Booklist


David Anthony Durham is a Caribbean writer born in New York and raised primarily in the Mid-Atlantic area. He holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Maryland, and has taught at the University of Maryland, the University of Massachusetts, The Colorado College, the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation, Cal State University, and Hampshire College. David is the author of seven books for grown-ups. This is his first book for middle-grade readers.

Event date: 
Friday, October 29, 2021 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
121 California Ave
Reno, NV 89509