Photo by  Rakeem Cunningham |

Photo by Rakeem Cunningham |

Mark Oshiro is the Hugo-finalist (in the Fan Writer category) creator of the online Mark Does Stuff universe (Mark Reads and Mark Watches), where they analyze book and television series unspoiled. They were the nonfiction editor of Queers Destroy Science Fiction! and the co-editor of Speculative Fiction 2015 with Foz Meadows. Their first novel, Anger is a Gift, is a YA contemporary about queer friendship, love, and fighting police brutality, out now with Tor Teen. It was winner of the Schneider Family Book Award for 2019 in the Young Adult category; it was also nominated for the LGBTQ Children’s/Young Adult category in the 2019 Lammy Awards. When they are not writing, crying on camera about fictional characters, or ruining lives at conventions, Mark is busy trying to fulfill their lifelong goal: to pet every dog in the world.

Mark is represented by DongWon Song of the Howard Morhaim Literary Agency. Please contact DongWon for all blurb requests.

Mark's publicist at Tor Teen is Saraciea Fennel, and they can be reached at saraciea.fennell at tor dot com.  

For tour information, as well as info on how to book Mark for appearances, please see the Tour page; for all info on school visits, please visit the School Visits page.

If you are looking for the school guide for Anger Is A Gift, you can find it here.

If you are interested in Mark's services as a sensitivity reader for your project, please see his page on Sensitivity Reads for qualifications before contacting Mark.




Cover art by Chris Koehler |

Cover art by Chris Koehler |

5/22/2018 | Tor Teen
Schneider Family Book Award Winner - 2019
Lambda Literary Award Finalist: Best LGBTQ Children’s/Young Adult Book - 2019

"Anger is a Gift is an explosion of fury and revolution. Mark Oshiro's beautiful and brutal debut proves that not only can anyone be a hero, but great change comes when the heroes work together."―Adam Silvera, New York Times bestselling author of They Both Die at the End

"Raw, unflinching, and full of heart. Anger is a Gift is a masterpiece." ―Marieke Nijkamp, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Before I Let Go

"An emotional roller-coaster." ―Publishers Weekly

“A masterful debut rich with intersectional nuance and grass-roots clarity, Anger is a Gift is hella precious, hella dope.”―Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"A strong addition to the current wave of excellent social justice–themed contemporary realistic titles. Give this to fans of Angie Thomas’s The Hate U Give.”―School Library Journal (starred review)

“Oshiro’s novel asks both its characters and its readers what to do next.” ―The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

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Image by Lisa Larson-Walker

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"No Me Dejas"
Future Tense | Slate



"Closing the Gap: The Blurring of Fan and Professional"
Uncanny Magazine, Issue 9 (March/April 2016)

"Inferior Beasts"
Uncanny Magazine, Issue 14 (January/February 2017)

Invisible, vol. 1, edited by Jim C. Hines

Queers Destroy Science Fiction!
Non-fiction editor

Speculative Fiction 2015


Mark Reads Twilight Series

Mark Reads 'Twilight' - Digital Copy
Mark Reads 'New Moon' - Digital Copy
Mark Reads 'Eclipse' - Digital Copy
Mark Reads 'Breaking Dawn - Digital Copy

Complete Series (Paperback)


Mark Reads Harry Potter Series

Mark Reads Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone 
Digital | Paperback

Mark Reads Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets
Digital | Paperback

Mark Reads Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban
Digital | Paperback

Mark Reads Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Digital | Paperback

Mark Reads Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Digital | Paperback

Mark Reads Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Digital | Paperback

Mark Reads Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Digital | Paperback

Complete Series (Digital)


Mark Watches Firefly
Digital | Paperback