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Marie Marquardt is author of YA novels Does My Body Offend You? (with Mayra Cuevas), Dream Things True, The Radius of Us, and Flight Season. Her books have earned many awards and commendations, including BEA Buzz Books, Books all Young Georgians Should Read, and the CLASP Américas Commendation, and they have been shortlisted for several state book awards, including the South Carolina Young Adult Book Award and the Missouri Gateway Readers Award.  Her novel Does My Body Offend You? (co-authored with Mayra Cuevas) was long listed for the 2023 PEN/Faulkner Award. Marie also has published articles and co-authored two non-fiction books about Latin American immigration to the U.S. South, and has been interviewed about her research, writing, and advocacy on National Public Radio, Public Radio International, and BBC America, among many other media outlets. She lives in a busy household in Decatur, Georgia with her spouse, four kids, several chickens, a dog, and a bearded dragon. You can connect with Marie on Instagram, @Marie_Marquardt and at her website,


Marie Marquardt is an award-winning author of young adult fiction. Her novels have been called “poignant,” “eye-opening” and “achingly beautiful and real.” She lives in Decatur, Georgia with her spouse, four kids, a dog, several chickens and a bearded dragon.

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