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Ramona Ausubel

Ramona Ausubel grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is the author of a new novel, Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty, forthcoming in June, 2016 from Riverhead Books as well as the novel No One is Here Except All of Us (2012), and a collection of short stories A Guide to Being Born (2013).  Winner of the PEN Center USA Literary Award for Fiction and the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award, she has also been a finalist for the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award, and long-listed for the Frank OConnor International Story Award and the International Impac Dublin Literary Award.  She holds an MFA from the University of California, Irvine where she won the Glenn Schaeffer Award in Fiction and served as editor of Faultline Journal of Art & Literature. 

Ramona has taught and lectured at the University of California, Irvine, the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Pitzer College and the University of California, Santa Barbara and served as a mentor for the PEN Center USA Emerging Voices program. She is a faculty member of the Low-Residency MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts.
Ramona Ausubel recommends
Moving On (2015)
Diane Cook
"Diane Cook's stories are like high-wattage bulbs strung across a sinister, dark land."
Our Little Racket (2017)
Angelica Baker
"Our Little Racket is a golden web of a story hanging in the rubble of a house built by deceit and greed. A magnificent debut."
The Necklace (2017)
Claire McMillan
"The Necklace is a delicious, delicious adventure."
The Sea Beast Takes a Lover (2018)
Michael Andreasen
"Sits on a small shelf of books that I will read a dozen times over. It is full of explosions of magic."
The Verdun Affair (2018)
Nick Dybek
"The Verdun Affair is a masterful, sweeping novel of love and war and the way we reconstruct ourselves and our stories after everything has come apart. Nick Dybek is a vivid storyteller, and this is a beautiful and exciting book."
The Stranger Game (2018)
Peter Gadol
"The Stranger Game is a gripping and nuanced novel that asks whom we trust and why. It is about being an insider and an outsider, about being watched and, finally being truly seen."
The Cassandra (2019)
Sharma Shields
"The Cassandra is a magnificent exploration of the consequences?both incredible and devastating?of human ingenuity and human intuition. This novel is full of magic and hope, even while it brings up to the light some of our darkest past."
This Town Sleeps (2020)
Dennis E Staples
"Dennis Staples’s novel dives into the dark and mysterious realms of love, sex, fear, history, and identity with intelligence and beauty. This Town Sleeps is a remarkable debut."

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