Nova Ren Suma

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Nova Ren Suma was a fellow in fiction with the New York Foundation for the Arts and received an MFA in fiction from Columbia University. She is the author of Imaginary Girls and she lives in New York. Find out more at novaren.com or follow her on Twitter at @novaren.

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Life echoes art in this sassy, heartwrenching coming-of-age story from the author of Imaginary Girls.It’s summer and Dani Callanzano has been abandoned by everyone she knows. Her dad moved out, her mom is all preoccupied being broken-hearted, and her closest friend just moved away. Basically it’s the end of the world.     At least she has the Little Art, her favorite local arthouse movie theater. Dani loves all the old black-and-white noir thrillers with their...

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Nova Ren Suma
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. What if?

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Impossibility.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. I'm a picky vegetarian with a sweet tooth, so either dark chocolate or tofu. But never together—that's just gross.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. My misspent youth, my student loans, and my two unpublished novels that live under my couch. That sure sounds like a lot.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. I say "awesome" far too much. The world cannot possibly be this awesome. I write "like" all the time and like to say it, like, constantly, and I bet it's really annoying. When I write, I tend to start sentences with the word "but," almost as if I'm arguing with myself. But then I try to edit them out.

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