Ryan Gattis

Ryan Gattis headshot

Ryan Gattis is the author of Safe, Kung Fu High School, The System, and All Involved, which won the American Library Association’s Alex Award and the Lire Award for Noir of the Year (France). He lives and writes in South Los Angeles, where he is a member of art collective UGLARworks, a founding board member of arts nonprofit Heritage Future, and a PEN America Prison Writing mentor. Photo Credit: Sam Tenney

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