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Evan Roskos

Evan Roskos is from NJ, a state known for its terrible politics and wonderful produce. He’s the author of Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets (2013, Houghton Mifflin) and numerous short stories. He lives in NJ with his wife, son, and cat.

Evan is represented by Sarah LaPolla (Bradford Literary Agency)

For Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets Foreign Rights Inquiries contact Harvey Klinger Literary Agency.

About Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets

A teenager’s attempt to save himself by writing poems, hugging trees, and figuring out what it takes to be a good brother. James experiences the highs and lows of teenage depression while he tries to figure out how it’s possible to survive, even when parents and teachers do everything they can to make a kid feel crazy.

“Self-deprecating humor abounds in this debut novel that pulls no punches about the experience of depression and anxiety for its teen protagonist . . . Captivating introspection from a winning character.”
—Kirkus, starred review

“Author Roskos’s strength lies in his refusal to tidy up the mess in James’s life and in his relentless honesty about surviving with depression and anxiety.”
—Horn Book

“Roskos effectively sketches James as a boy who is far more comfortable inside his own head than in connecting with others . . . Bravely facing real sorrow, James confronts his problems with grace and courage.”
—Publishers Weekly

“Roskos’ first novel is rich with hilarity and realistic inner dialogue . . . Give this darkly funny debut to fans of Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower.”
—Booklist

“Roskos perfectly captures the voice of a teen.”
—School Library Journal