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 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...

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. What if?

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Arrogance.

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. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Wandering around downtown Manhattan, daydreaming about writing. I think I need a hobby.

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A. My misspent youth, my student loans, and my two unpublished novels that live under my couch.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.

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