Leila Mottley

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Leila Mottley is an author native to Oakland, California, with an interest in reflecting on institutional and individual inequity, liberation, and joy through writing. Her debut novel, Nightcrawling was written when she was just 17 years old and was an Oprah Book Club selection.

Leila has performed and run poetry workshops as the 2018 Oakland Youth Poet Laureate and has been published in Oprah Daily and The New York Times.

Learn more at Leila Mottley’s official website

1 Book by Leila Mottley