Author Feature: Adam Silvera of History is All You Left Me


Adam is an honest (almost brutal), intense, and brave writer. Having contributed to a growing genre of LGBT literature, Adam is keen on keeping it true to his characters despite pulling a lot from this own life story. With this, he is quickly becoming a rising star in his own right.


About the author

Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, Adam started out in the publishing industry as a bookseller for children’s books. He became a marketing assistant a literary development company, a creative writing website for teens. He also became a book reviewer for children’s books and young adult novels. A self-confessed Harry Potter fan, Adam read it throughout his teen years which became an influence to his writing. Right now, he resides in New York City and says, he is tall for no reason.


About his debut novel, More Happy Than Not

He recently made a massive debut for his first young adult novel on sexuality entitled, More Happy Than Not. A lot of readers resonated with this book because of its authenticity to its character. It has a universal appeal regardless of gender or race. It received 4-star-reviews from the prestigious School Library Journal.

Now, he is releasing his second one entitled, History is All You Left Me (released January 17)- a more intense narrative that is all about lies, grief, obsession, and gay culture. It’s one interesting read as it features a gay man (Griffin) on the verge of suicide because of the loss of a former lover (Theo) – and the presence of Theo’s current beau (Jackson).


About his new book, History is All You Left Me

History is All You Left Me

When Griffin’s first love and ex-boyfriend, Theo, dies in a drowning accident, his universe implodes. Even though Theo had moved to California for college and started seeing Jackson, Griffin never doubted Theo would come back to him when the time was right. But now, the future he’s been imagining for himself has gone far off course.

To make things worse, the only person who truly understands his heartache is Jackson. But no matter how much they open up to each other, Griffin’s downward spiral continues. He’s losing himself in his obsessive compulsions and destructive choices, and the secrets he’s been keeping are tearing him apart.

If Griffin is ever to rebuild his future, he must first confront his history, every last heartbreaking piece in the puzzle of his life.

History Is All You Left Me is available for P399 (paperback) and P799 (hardcover). You can also order it online here for paperback or here for hardcover.

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