Nova Ren Suma

Nova Ren Suma


Nova Ren Suma is the author of the #1 New York Times best-selling novel The Walls Around Us, which was an Edgar Award finalist. She also wrote Imaginary Girls and 17 & Gone, and she is co-creator of FORESHADOW: A Serial YA Anthology. She has an M.F.A. in fiction from Columbia University and teaches writing at Vermont College of Fine Arts and the University of Pennsylvania. Originally from the Hudson Valley, she spent most of her adult life in New York City and now lives in Philadelphia.

Buy Nova Ren Suma’s latest book, The Walls Around Us, and pre-order the anthology, FORESHADOW, on Amazon.

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