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April 4-6, 2025

Word of South

Maria Dahvana Headley

Maria Dahvana Headley is a New York Times Best Selling author, editor, playwright and screenwriter. She grew up in rural Idaho, but currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. Some of her most recent novels are the adult fantasy novels Magonia and Aeria. She also wrote the international bestselling memoir, The Year of Yes, and has worked with Neil Gaiman editing his book, Unnatural Creatures. Her essays have been widely published, appearing in The New York Times and Harvard’s Nieman Storyboard.