Virtual: Arvin Ahmadi with Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli, How It All Blew Up

Join us for a virtual event with acclaimed author Arvin Ahmadi to celebrate the release of his new novel, How It All Blew Up,  in conversation with Adam Silvera (Infinity Son) and Becky Albertalli (Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda)! This event is hosted on Crowdcast, and is free and open to all.







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In How It All Blew Up, eighteen-year-old Amir Azadi always knew coming out to his Muslim family would be messy--he just didn't think it would end in an airport interrogation room. But when faced with a failed relationship, bullies, and blackmail, running away to Rome is his only option. Right? Soon, late nights with new friends and dates in the Sistine Chapel start to feel like second nature... until his old life comes knocking on his door. Now, Amir has to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth to a US Customs officer, or risk losing his hard-won freedom. At turns uplifting and devastating, How It All Blew Up is Arvin Ahmadi's most powerful novel yet, a celebration of how life's most painful moments can live alongside the riotous, life-changing joys of discovering who you are. 

Arvin Ahmadi grew up outside Washington, DC. He graduated from Columbia University and has worked in the tech industry. When he's not reading or writing books, he can be found watching late-night talk show interviews and editing Wikipedia pages.

Becky Albertalli is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of William C. Morris Award winner and National Book Award longlist title Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (now a major motion picture, Love, Simon); the acclaimed The Upside of Unrequited; and What If It’s Us (cowritten with Adam Silvera). Becky lives with her family in Atlanta. You can visit her online at

Adam Silvera is the New York Times bestselling author of Infinity Son, They Both Die at the EndMore Happy Than NotHistory Is All You Left Me, and What If It's Us with Becky Albertalli. All his novels have received multiple starred reviews. He worked in the publishing industry as a children's bookseller, community manager at a content development company, and book reviewer of children's and young adult novels. He was born and raised in New York. He lives in Los Angeles and is tall for no reason. 

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 7:00pm

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