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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A sassy, heartwrenching coming-of-age story by the author of Imaginary Girls.
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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. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Billie Holiday... I don't know what I would have asked, I just would have liked to know her.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. At the moment of typing this: "2:45 a.m." by Elliott Smith, "I Feel" by Cat Power, "Family Tree" by Bellafea, "Black Balloon" by the Kills, and "Rabbit Fur Coat" by Jenny Lewis. Next month they'll all change except for "2:45 a.m.," which has held that spot for years.

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. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Impossibility.

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