Alex London has written books for children, teens, even a few grown ups.
His young adult debut, Proxy, was an American Library Association Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Readers and included on their 2014 Best Fiction For Young Adults list. Proxy is a 2015 Texas Lone Star Reading List and TAYSHAS Reading List selection, a 2016 Intermediate Sequoyah Masterlist selection in Oklahoma, and has been on many state reading lists including Colorado, Arkansas, Missouri. It is currently in development for a TV series with SyFy Channel / Universal Cable Productions.
His newest young adult novel, Black Wings Beating, starts an epic fantasy trilogy that has been called “a must read” and “unputdownable”. ’ The New York Times called it “wondrous.” His mom also liked it, which is kind of a big deal.
It has received starred reviews from Kirkus and School Library Journal, which recommended it for “all libraries that serve teens.” It’s a NBC Today Show Pick, a Kirkus Best Young Adult Fantasy of 2018 selection, a Seventeen Magazine best of 2018 pick, and Paste Magazine best of 2018 pick, and We Need Diverse Books 2018 Must Read.
For middle grade readers, as C. Alexander London, he’s the author of The Wild Ones series, Dog Tags and Tides of War series, as well as the Accidental Adventures and two titles in The 39 Clues series. He’s also the author of the graphic novel picture book, The Adventures of Wrong Man and Power Girl (illus. Frank Morrison).
His books for adults include One Day The Soldiers Came: Voices of Children in War and National Jewish Book Award finalist Far From Zion.
Alex was born in Baltimore, Maryland and moved to New York to attend Columbia University. He graduated with a degree in philosophy and earned his Masters Degree in Library Science from Pratt Institute.
At one time a journalist reporting from conflict zones and refugee camps, he lives in Philadelphia, PA where he, his husband, and his daughter can be found wandering among the tress of Fairmount Park talking to the dog, who is the real brains of the whole operation.