Namina Forna

Namina Forna is a screenwriter based in LA. She has an MFA in Film and TV production from USC School of Cinematic Arts, was a finalist for NBC / Universal Writers on the Verge, a semi-finalist for the Sundance Screenwriting Lab and top 50 in the prestigious Nicholls Screenwriting Fellowship.

North American rights for her epic YA fantasy trilogy were pre-empted by Penguin Random House / Delacorte Press in a significant six-figure deal just days after submission.


The Gilded Ones is a fierce, unflinching fantasy that marks Forna as a debut to watch.

Kiersten White
NYT bestselling author

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