Get to know Ava Dellaira

Ava Dellaira was born in Los Angeles. She received her undergraduate degree at the University of Chicago, and then received her MFA in poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop after which she moved to Los Angeles assisting Stephen Chbosky, the author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower, as an associate producer on his film adaptation of the book. Author of Love Letters to the Dead, Ava adapted it into a screenplay for Temple Hill (the company that produced Twilight and The Fault In Our Stars). She has since written In Search of Us and the upcoming adult novel Exposure.



Fun fact

I have no middle name

Favorite author

Jesmyn Ward, Ann Patchett, Joan Didion, James Baldwin, Elena Ferrante

Favorite place in the world

Sandwiched between my two kids as they fall asleep

Favorite place to read

In bed by candlelight. Also I love airplanes for reading! And beaches / poolsides—who doesn’t?

Books by Ava Dellaira