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.


A powerful tale of heroism. Namina Forna could be the Toni Morrison of YA fantasy.


The Gilded Ones redefines sisterhood and is sure to leave readers both inspired and ultimately hopeful.

Stephanie Garber
#1 NYT bestselling author

Haunting, brutal, and oh-so-relevant.

Roseanne A. Brown
NYT bestselling author

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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