Nova Ren Suma
Nova Ren Suma
Nova Ren Suma
|Born||February 23, 1975|
Long Island, New York, US
|Education||MFA in Fiction, BA in Writing and Photography|
|Alma mater||Columbia University, Antioch College|
|Period||2009 - present|
|Genre||Young adult fiction|
|Notable works||The Walls Around Us|
Suma was born in Long Island and grew up in the Hudson Valley. She lived in Saugerties, New York, until she was five and moved to Pennington, New Jersey, after her parents' divorce. She has a half-sister. Suma studied ballet from six to sixteen, ultimately quitting because she preferred spending time with her friends to practice. She started wanting to become a writer as a teenager, but invested her time into ballet instead.
The first fiction she ever wrote were poems and short stories, which peaked her interest to study writing. After Suma received her self-designed BA in journalism, creative writing and photography from Antioch College, she moved to New York City for graduate school at age 22, inspired by her mother's stories of her own experience in the city. She stayed in New York City and obtained an MFA in fiction from Columbia University.
She wrote two adult novels before discovering the possibility of writing young adult novels, through her day job out of college; at HarperCollins Children's. She cites Laura Kasischke, Laura Ruby, Rita Williams-Garcia, Bennett Madison, and Francesca Lia Block as authors whose works deeply inspired her to write young adult novels herself. Other of her past jobs include being an assistant editor at Marvel Comics and an editorial & production associate at RAW Books.
In November 2017, her and fellow author Emily X.R. Pan founded Foreshadow: A Serial Anthology via the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo, as an online venue for established authors to publish short stories alongside new voices.
- A Room Away From the Wolves, Algonquin Young Readers (2018)
- The Walls Around Us, Algonquin Young Readers (2015)
- 17 & Gone, Dutton Books (2013)
- Fade Out, Simon Pulse (2012)
- Imaginary Girls, Dutton Books (2011)
- Dani Noir, Simon & Schuster/Aladdin (2009)
- "The One Who Stayed", Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women & Witchcraft, Harlequin Teen (2018)
- "Some Kind of Happy Life", The Portland Review (spring 2007)
- "Last Resort", Small Spiral Notebook (volume 3, issue 2 2006)
- "No Vacancy", LIT Magazine (issue 11 2006)
- "Ghost Story", New York Stories (2003)
- "Hanami", Orchid (2002)
- "Mars, New York", Gulf Coast (2001)
- "Best Sellers - The New York Times". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 2016-03-20.
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- DeFelice, Nathalie (2018-09-23). "Author Interview: Nova Ren Suma". The Nerd Daily. Retrieved 2019-04-10.
- "Fellows Listing". www.hambidge.org. Retrieved 2019-04-10.
- "Interview with Nova Ren Suma | YARN". Retrieved 2019-04-10.
- "Nova Ren Suma, Faculty". Workshops for Children's Authors & Illustrators | Highlights Foundation. Retrieved 2019-04-10.
- Diaz, Shelley. "Nova Ren Suma and Emily X.R. Pan Launch a Platform for YA Short Stories". School Library Journal. Retrieved 2019-04-10.
- "Djerassi Resident Artists Program | 2019 Young Adult Novel Writing - Nova Ren Suma". Djerassi Resident Artists Program. Retrieved 2019-04-10.