Elizabeth Acevedo is the
New York Times best selling author of the award-winning novel,
The Poet X. She holds a BA in Performing Arts from The George Washington University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Maryland. Acevedo is a National Poetry Slam Champion, winner of the National Book Award, and winner of the
Boston Globe Hornbook Award Prize for Best Children's Fiction of 2018.
Elizabeth hails from New York City and is the youngest child and only daughter of Dominican immigrants. Currently, she resides in Washington, DC with her partner.