Air is the first novel for young adults by UEA alumnus Ryan Gattis and is published by Adaptive Books this week. Ryan was born in Illinois, USA, and raised in Colorado. He graduated from the UEA MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2002 and published his first novel Roo Kickkick and the Big Bad Blimp in 2004. This was followed by Kung Fu High School in 2005 and two novellas, The Big Drop: Homecoming in 2012 and The Big Drop: Impermanence in 2013. His most recent novel, All Involved: A Novel Of The 1992 LA Riots, was published by Picador last year and is being adapted for TV by the American television company HBO. Ryan was a founding member of the publishing collective Black Hill Press, and taught English and Creative Writing for ten years at Chapman University. He currently lives in Los Angeles.