Aya de Leon

author – activist – faculty – mom

Aya’s Justice Hustlers series: UPTOWN THIEF, THE BOSS, THE ACCIDENTAL MISTRESS & SIDE CHICK NATION

Justice Hustlers reaches for a new language of urban women’s insurrection, at the intersection of wealth redistribution, sexual labor, and healthcare, all wrapped in brown romance.

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ABOUT AYA

Novelist, poet, activist, mom, UC Berkeley faculty, hip hop theater artist…

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Bay Area Book Festival This Weekend!

Hey folks, What a star-studded cast of authors is coming to Berkeley this weekend. This post features photos & book covers of just a few of the writers who are … Continue reading

May 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

Upcoming Appearances

  • Side Chick Nation Launch Party June 27, 2019 at 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Pegasus Books Downtownn2349 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, United States Join award-winning author Aya de León for a book signing, reading, & conversation with KPFA's Vylma V about Side Chick Nation, the 4th installment in Aya's Justice Hustlers feminist heist series. $1 from each book sold will benefit Aurora Levins-Morales' PR initiative Finca La Lluvia—cultivating water, climate justice, food sovereignty, the arts of resistance and…
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Aya wins a first place Independent Publisher Award for UPTOWN THIEF