Nova Ren Suma is the author of the YA novel Imaginary Girls (Penguin/Dutton, 2011) and the tween novel Dani Noir (Simon & Schuster/Aladdin, 2009), reissued as Fade Out for a YA audience (Simon Pulse, 2012). Nova’s new YA novel, 17 & Gone, is forthcoming in hardcover from Penguin/Dutton on March 21 in the US (March 26 in Canada).
Nova has an MFA in fiction from Columbia University and a BA in writing & photography from Antioch College. She’s been awarded fiction fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, where she was awarded the Erik A. Takulan Memorial Endowed Fellowship for 2012, the Millay Colony, the Corporation of Yaddo, and, twice, from the MacDowell Colony. She was selected to attend the 2012 Launch Pad Workshop, a NASA-funded astronomy workshop for writers, and for summer 2013 she was awarded an NEA fellowship for a residency at the Hambidge Center for Arts & Sciences in rural Georgia. She teaches YA novel writing with Mediabistro.
Nova grew up in small towns across the Hudson Valley and can now be found in New York City.
Visit Nova’s author website at novaren.com.