Nova Ren Suma is the author of the YA novels Imaginary Girls (Penguin/ Dutton, 2011) and 17 & Gone (Penguin/ Dutton, 2013). She also wrote the middle-grade novel Dani Noir (Simon & Schuster/ Aladdin, 2009), reissued as Fade Out for a YA audience (Simon Pulse, 2012). She’s now at work on a new novel, The Walls Around Us, forthcoming in Spring 2015 from Algonquin YR, as well as a second book with Algonquin coming soon after.
Nova has an MFA in fiction from Columbia University and a BA in writing & photography from Antioch College. She was a fellow in fiction with the New York Foundation for the Arts, a MacDowell Fellow, a Yaddo Fellow, and has been awarded residencies at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, where she was awarded the Erik A. Takulan Memorial Endowed Fellowship for 2012, and the Millay Colony. She was selected to attend the 2012 Launch Pad Workshop, a NASA-funded astronomy workshop for writers, and in 2013 she was awarded an NEA fellowship for a residency at the Hambidge Center for Arts & Sciences. She teaches YA novel writing and has upcoming workshops hosted at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program and the 2014 NESCBWI conference.
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.