Mona Awad received her MFA in fiction from Brown University. Her work has appeared in McSweeneys, The Walrus, Joyland, Post Road, St. Petersburg Review, and many other journals. She is currently pursuing a PhD in creative writing and English literature at the University of Denver.
Genres: Literary Fiction
Mona Awad recommends
Hollow Kingdom (2019)
(Hollow Kingdom, book 1)
Kira Jane Buxton
"Hollow Kingdom offers a bird's-eye view of the apocalypse we all want and need-especially when the bird in question is a plucky, Cheeto-loving domesticated crow . . . With infinite heart and humor, Kira Jane Buxton's fine-feathered narrator guides us through richly imagined animal realms while braving the terrifying collapse of the human world. A dazzling, wholly original debut, revealing the great paradox of humanity's fatal flaws and resilient spirit."
True Story (2020)
Kate Reed Petty
"Brillianta darkly gripping enigma of a book. Petty boldly plays with genre and voice to tell the story of an assault and a rumor that shapes the trajectory of a woman's life. The result is a beautifully prismatic and profound meditation on victims and perpetrators, lies and truth, and above all the dangers and powers of storytelling and what it means to finally claim your voice."
The Beguiling (2020)
"A symphony of a novel--multi-voiced and kaleidoscopic. Gartner's latest is a funny and darkly dazzling meditation on storytelling, the power of confession and its profound relationship to freedom, love and grief."
"A sweeping, lyrical and profound portrait of a remarkable woman moving through the perils and wonders of 20th century American life. Zorrie will break your heart with its propulsive beauty, depth and grace."
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