|Born||March 29, 1965
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
|Occupation||Writer and Actor|
|Notable works||Dirty Sugar Cookies: Culinary Observations, Questionable Taste|
Ayun Halliday (pronounced as "Ann") is a writer and actor.
She is best known as the author and illustrator (or, as Halliday herself terms it, "the chief primatologist") of the long-running zine The East Village Inky. The zine got its name from Halliday's living in New York City's East Village, and "Inky" being the nickname of her then-infant daughter.
She is Bust magazine's Mother Superior columnist, in which she often discusses motherhood, her children and social issues.
Her first graphic novel, Peanut, was published in December 2012 and was positively reviewed by the New York Times.
Initially named "Anne", Halliday was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, on March 29, 1965. She has no siblings. She attended Park Tudor School and Northwestern University, where she obtained a degree in theater performance. After graduating, she joined the Neo-Futurists, an experimental theater troupe in Chicago. It was during her tenure with the troupe that she met her husband, playwright Greg Kotis.
- The Big Rumpus (published in the UK as Mama Lama Ding Dong) (2002)
- No Touch Monkey! And Other Travel Lessons Learned Too Late (2003)
- Job Hopper (2005)
- Dirty Sugar Cookies: Culinary Observations, Questionable Taste (2006)
- Always Lots of Heinies at the Zoo (2009)
- The Zinester's Guide to NYC (2010)
- Peanut (2012)
- Sabin, Anika (28 February 2010). "Interview with Ayun Halliday". Reading Frenzy. Retrieved 7 March 2010.
- Official website
- Dirty Sugar Cookies food blog
- Whogoslavia? travel blog
- 2006 Interview with Ayun
- Works by or about Ayun Halliday in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
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