Nova Ren Suma is a New York Times bestselling author of young adult novels and a two-time Edgar Award finalist.

A Room Away from the Wolves

The latest Edgar Award–nominated novel: A mesmerizing Gothic tale about the dark secrets Bina discovers when she runs away to the home her mother loved and lost.

The Walls Around Us

The #1 New York Times bestseller and Edgar Award finalist that garnered seven starred reviews. A ghostly story of suspense told in two voices—one living and one dead.

17 & Gone

Lauren is haunted by visions of missing girls—all she knows is they are all 17 years old, like she is, and they are gone without a trace. An unreliable exploration of mental illness.

Imaginary Girls

The acclaimed YA debut novel—a fantastical story of two sisters named Ruby and Chloe, their strong bond, and the dead body that threatens to break it. Surreal and strange and not what it seems.


With thirteen short stories from bold new voices and writing advice from YA icons, this unique compilation reveals the magic of reading and writing YA. Co-edited with Emily X.R. Pan.


Look for Nova's stories in It's a Whole Spiel: Love, Latkes, and Other Jewish Stories, Slasher Girls & Monster Boys, and Toil & Trouble. A new short story is forthcoming in The House Where Death Lives (August 2024).

Nova Ren Suma is the author of A Room Away from the Wolves and the #1 New York Times bestselling The Walls Around Us, both finalists for an Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Novel. She also wrote the novels Imaginary Girls17 & Gone, and Dani Noir and is co-editor of the story & writing craft anthology FORESHADOW: Stories to Celebrate the Magic of Reading & Writing YA. She has an MFA in fiction from Columbia University and teaches creative writing at the University of Pennsylvania and 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.

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