Nova Ren Suma

India Downes-Le Guin

Nova Ren Suma is a New York Times bestselling author of young adult novels and a two-time Edgar Award finalist. Her 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 and more, and she was co-editor of the story & writing craft anthology FORESHADOW: Stories to Celebrate the Magic of Reading & Writing YA. She is a MacDowell fellow and a Yaddo fellow and has an MFA in fiction from Columbia University. She’s taught creative writing in the Writing for Children & Young Adults MFA program at Vermont College of Fine Arts, Columbia University, and currently at the University of Pennsylvania, and she’s led novel-focused workshops and retreats at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, the Highlights Foundation, Fine Arts Work Center’s 24PearlStreet online workshop program, the Tin House YA Fiction Workshop, and elsewhere. Her next YA novel is forthcoming from Algonquin YR. For more: