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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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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.

Photo by Erik Ryerson

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My Life in 8 Words

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

A. What if?

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Each new success in my writing career feels like the one, but really it has nothing at all to do with writing. I found my one true love when we were both very young, and that's still the best thing that's ever happened in my life.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. Sometimes I think I want to be the complete opposite of myself: a graceful surfer who lives on some sunny tropical island and doesn't burn in the sun and whose only aspiration is to get up early for a good wave and then chill on the sand doing not much of anything. That's the fantasy. I'd miss spending all day holed up in a dark corner writing though.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. My mom. She's made everything in my life possible, sacrificing left and right to make my dreams come true. And, after I went away for college, she went back to school and made her own dreams come true. Now she has an important job helping people. She's my hero.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Mystique.

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