Interviews, Media & Events
Event. #1 New York Times bestselling author Angie Thomas is in conversation with Ayana Gray at the 2021 Orlando Book Festival!
Event. Ayana Gray set to speak on two panels at the 2021 Write Hive Con!
Event. Ayana features at Penguin Teen's Book Fest!
Buzz. The Bookseller announces BEASTS OF PREY to be published in the UK in January 2022!
Buzz. Ayana Gray reveals the cover to her debut novel, BEASTS OF PREY, via Oprah Magazine!
Buzz. Ayana Gray tapped for 2021 Pitch Wars Managing Director!
Interview. Ayana Gray speaks with authors Emily Thiede and Anna Mercier on the Basic Pitches Podcast
Buzz. Book Riot predicts Beasts of Prey could be one of the biggest books of 2022!
Interview: Fulbright College Alumna Ayana Gray to Publish New Young Adult Book Trilogy
Radio: Ayana Gray joins The Zhamir Watson Show to discuss her upcoming book.
Interview: Pulaski Academy graduate set to publish young adult fantasy book trilogy
Publishers Weekly Book Deals: Putnam Pays Big for a YA Trilogy
Announcement. PenguinTeen announces new behind-the-scenes look for its newest author: Ayana Gray
Announcement. THV11 University of Arkansas, Pulaski Academy graduate set to publish young adult fantasy book trilogy.
Announcement. Publisher's Weekly announces Ayana Gray's debut in its August rights report!
Announcement. Entertainment Weekly announces Ayana's Gray's debut, Beasts of Prey!
Interview. Young Adult author Ayana Gray talks with Louisa Onome, Liselle Sambury, and Danielle Wilkinson about the people who have inspired them, the projects they are working on, and the Black voices they want to promote!
YouTube Interview. Young Adult author Ayana Gray talks with fellow #PitchWars mentors about how to craft a stand-out pitch for your manuscript, and how to navigate online pitching events!
Podcast Interview. Young Adult author Ayana Gray has a lot to offer in our latest episode. Take a listen to our conversation on traveling abroad and the power of lost voices within black history. Ayana also has helpful resources ranging from podcasts to writer contests that will help anyone get started on their own journey.
YouTube Session. Ayana Gray leads the inaugural 2020 Write Hive Conference with a session titled THE ART OF QUERYING, a full-scale presentation walking aspiring authors through the querying process from start to finish with useful tips!
Interview. Ayana Gray chats with Rebellion Lit about her what she writes, why she writes it, and her publishing journey (so far)!
Announcement. Ayana Gray joins the 2020 Pitch Wars Advisory Committee!
Interview. Ayana Gray pitches her current manuscript, the themes that inspired it, and where she thinks the publishing industry can grow.
Interview. 2019 Pitch Wars Mentor Ayana Gray anticipates an exciting mentorship with her new mentee!
Interview. Ayana Gray talks on the FatLikeMe podcast to talk about the importance of body diversity in children's literature.
Workshop. Ayana Gray volunteers to workshop the query materials of a 2019 Pitch Wars hopeful.
Interview. Ayana Gray talks on Craft Quest writing show about diversity in children's literature.