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Adam Silvera
Born June 7, 1990 (1990-06-07) (age 31)
New York City, U.S.
Language American English
  • Young Adult
  • LGBT
Notable works
  • They Both Die at the End
  • Infinity Son
  • History is all you left me
  • What if it’s us (co-written with Becky Albertalli)
Years active 2015–present

Adam Silvera (born June 7, 1990) is an American author of young adult fiction novels, known for his bestselling novels They Both Die at the End and Infinity Son.

Early life

Silvera was born and raised in the South Bronx in New York City. His mother, Persi Rosa, is Puerto Rican and a social worker.

Silvera started writing when he was around 10 or 11, initially working on fan fiction. Silvera has worked as a barista, bookseller, and reviewer for Shelf Awareness before becoming a published writer.

Personal life

Silvera is open about his struggles with depression, and is openly gay.

Screen adaptations

Movie rights to his fourth novel, What If It's Us, co-authored with Becky Albertalli, sold to Anonymous Content in 2018, with Brian Yorkey as the screenwriter.

Originally optioned by HBO in 2019 to be developed into a series written by Chris Kelly and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Adam Silvera has since announced he will be serving as creator, screenwriter, and executive producer for a TV series adaptation of his novel They Both Die at the End.

HBO Max is developing Silvera's novel More Happy Than Not as a one-hour series, with Drew Comins and Silvera serving as executive producers on the project.

Awards and honors

In June 2020, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the first LGBTQ Pride parade, Queerty named him among the fifty heroes “leading the nation toward equality, acceptance, and dignity for all people”.

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