Ryan Gattis

Ryan Gattis

Ryan Gattis (ryangattis.com) is the author of Safe, Kung Fu High School, The System, and All Involved—which won the American Library Association’s Alex Award, the Lire Award for Noir of the Year (France), and has been named one of the all-time “13 Most Essential L.A. Crime Books” (L.A. Times, 2023). He lives and writes in South Los Angeles, where he is a member of art collective UGLARworks, and a PEN America Prison Writing Mentor.

Photo credit: Sam Tenney

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The System by Ryan Gattis, 2021

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