Nilah Magruder

Nilah Magruder is based in Maryland. She is the author of M.F.K., a middle-grade graphic novel and winner of the Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity, HOW TO FIND A FOX, and WUTARYOO. She has published short stories in Fireside Magazine and the All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens throughout the Ages anthology. Nilah has also written for Marvel Comics, illustrated children’s books for Disney-Hyperion, Scholastic, and Penguin, and works as a writer and storyboard artist in television animation. She is currently making graphic novels for middle-grade and young adult readers. When she is not working, Nilah is baking, gardening, and snuggling with her assortment of cats and dogs.


Q: What should a new reader read first?
A: I’d start with M.F.K., my first graphic novel. M.F.K. won the inaugural Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in 2015.

Q: What is your best known work?
A: Probably Spider-Byte, who I co-created with Alberto Jimenez Alburquerque for Marvel.