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Full Name: Ayun Halliday
Ayun Halliday is the author of seven books, including No Touch Monkey! And Other Travel Lessons Learned Too Late. She is the Chief Primatologist (and sole employee of the award-winning, long-running, hand-illustrated, handwritten zine, The East Village Inky (est. 1998). Her writing and comics have appeared in The New York Times, BUST, BITCH, Narratively, NextTribe and Open Culture, among other outlets big and small (mostly small, hooray!) Her next book, The Small Potato Manifesto, a guide to staying fulfilled, unresentful and alive for underrecognized artists, will be published by Microcosm in 2021. Ayun co-founded Theater of the Apes with her husband playwright Greg Kotis, and hosts its monthly series, Necromancers of the Public Domain, wherein a dusty long forgotten book is turned into a 1-Night-Only New York City variety show. More information on Ayun and her various doings: http://ayunhalliday.com and http://www.theater-of-the-apes.com
Circuit Writer Information:
Category: N.Y.S.
Travel Range: Anywhere, with sufficient notice
Transportation: Anything that doesn't involve me behind a wheel
Dates Available: All seasons
Fees: Negotiable
Contact Information: NY
Email: ayun.halliday@gmail.com
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Author's Timeline:
2002 (Unknown) County
The Big Rumpus
(Pub: Seal Press ISBN: 1580050719)
Motherhood memoir.  
2003 (Unknown) County
No Touch Monkey! And Other Travel Lessons Learned Too Late
(Pub: Seal Press ISBN: 1580050972)
Travel memoir. (2nd edition: 2015, 1580056016).  
2005 (Unknown) County
Job Hopper
(Pub: Seal Press ISBN: 1580051308)
Artist's day job memoir. 
2006 (Unknown) County
Dirty Sugar Cookies
(Pub: Seal Press ISBN: 1580051502)
Culinary memoir with recipes. 
2009 (Unknown) County
Always Lots of Heinies at the Zoo
(Pub: Hyperion ISBN: 1423113527)
Rhyming picture book, Dan Santat illustrator. 
2011 (Unknown) County
Zinesters Guide to NYC
(Pub: Microcosm ISBN: 1934620467)
Low budget, highly participatory analog guidebook. 
2012 (Unknown) County
(Pub: Schwartz & Wade ISBN: 037586590X)
Young adult graphic novel, Paul Hoppe illustrator.  

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