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Short bio:

Nova Ren Suma (she/her) is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling The Walls Around Us and A Room Away from the Wolves, both finalists for an Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Novel, among other novels. She co-edited FORESHADOW: Stories to Celebrate the Magic of Reading & Writing YA, published by Algonquin in Fall 2020. She teaches creative writing at Vermont College of Fine Arts and the University of Pennsylvania and currently lives in Philadelphia.

Longer bio:

Nova Ren Suma (she/her) is a New York Times bestselling author of young adult novels and a two-time Edgar Award finalist. Her latest novel A Room Away from the Wolves was an Edgar Award finalist and called “shiver-inducingly delicious” by the New York Times. Her other novels include the #1 New York Times bestselling The Walls Around Us as well as Imaginary Girls, 17 & Gone, and Dani Noir, and she has had short stories in the anthologies Slasher Girls & Monster Boys, Toil & Trouble, and It’s a Whole Spiel. She has an MFA in fiction from Columbia University and is co-editor-in-chief of an online publication of YA short stories called FORESHADOW: A Serial YA Anthology. The print edition, Foreshadow: Stories to Celebrate the Magic of Reading and Writing YA, features 13 stories from the online version as well as craft essays and discussions and was published in 2020 by Algonquin Young Readers. Nova’s next novel is also forthcoming from Algonquin. She teaches creative writing at the University of Pennsylvania and is core faculty in the Writing for Children & Young Adults MFA program at Vermont College of Fine Arts. She grew up in the Hudson Valley, spent most of her adult life in New York City, and now lives in Philadelphia.

The following materials are available for press usage.

High-resolution photographs:

Nova Ren Suma at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, 2018 • Photo by Alison Cherry (color JPEG – 2000 X 1333 px – 1M — larger version available with direct link)
Nova Ren Suma at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, 2018 • Photo by Alison Cherry (color JPEG – 1333 X 2000 px – 1M — larger version available with direct link)
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Nova Ren Suma on her New York City rooftop, 2009 (black & white JPEG – 2160×1440 px – 1.2M) • Photo by Erik Ryerson (CC BY-SA)
Nova Ren Suma on her New York City rooftop, 2009 (color JPEG – 2160×1440 px – 1.5M) • Photo by Erik Ryerson (CC BY-SA)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cover of FORESHADOW edited by Emily X.R. Pan and Nova Ren Suma, paperback edition forthcoming October 2020, from Algonquin. (color JPEG – 900 × 1352 px – 1 MB) • Larger size available
Cover of A ROOM AWAY FROM THE WOLVES by Nova Ren Suma, hardcover edition published September 2018, from Algonquin. (color JPEG – 1000 × 1455 px – 2 MB) • Larger size available
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Cover of THE WALLS AROUND US by Nova Ren Suma, hardcover edition published March 2015 by Algonquin. (color JPEG – 1650 × 2475 px – 2 MB)
Cover of 17 & GONE by Nova Ren Suma, hardcover edition published March 2013 by Dutton/Penguin. (color JPEG – 825×1238 px – 794 KB)
Cover of IMAGINARY GIRLS by Nova Ren Suma, paperback edition published June 2012 by Speak/Penguin. (color JPEG – 1652×2479 px – 2 MB)
Cover of IMAGINARY GIRLS by Nova Ren Suma, first edition hardcover published June 2011 by Dutton/Penguin. (color JPEG – 1688 × 2550 px – 2.9 MB)
Cover of FADE OUT by Nova Ren Suma, the paperback edition of DANI NOIR, published June 2012 by Simon Pulse. (color JPEG – 1650 × 2475 px – 1.1 MB)
cover art of DANI NOIR by Nova Ren Suma, cover illustrated by Marcos Calo
Cover art of DANI NOIR by Nova Ren Suma, cover illustrated by Marcos Calo. (color JPEG – 1682×2548 px – 1.8 MB)