Orlando Ortega-Medina is a US-born British author. He studied English Literature at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and earned a Juris Doctor law degree from Southwestern University School of Law. At university, he won the National Society of Arts and Letters award for Short Stories.
Ortega-Medina’s short story collection Jerusalem Ablaze was shortlisted for The Polari First Book Prize (2017). In 2018, he was named the Marilyn Hassid Emerging Author for the Houston Jewish Book & Arts Festival. His debut novel The Death of Baseball was released in 2019 by Cloud Lodge Books, and in 2020, Cloud Lodge Books released his followup novel The Savior of 6th Street. Both novels are available worldwide in all formats.
Ortega-Medina’s third novel The Fitful Sleep of Immigrants was published in North America by Amble Press on 18 April 2023 to rave reviews and is now available in paperback, ebook, and as an audiobook.
Orlando Ortega-Medina lives in London, where he practices law and writes fiction in his spare time.