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Monica Byrne grew up in Annville, Pennsylvania, as the youngest child of two theologians. She holds degrees in biochemistry from Wellesley College and MIT, and in 2005, she moved to Durham to start writing. Her debut novel, The Girl in the Road, won the 2015 Otherwise Award; her second novel The Actual Star was published in 2021, and was called "a stone-cold masterpiece" by New Scientist. She's performed twice at TED and hosted a technology series for ViceUK. Her stories and essays have been published in The Baffler, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Religion Dispatches, Wired,, Electric Velocipede, Fantasy Magazine, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Electric Literature, and Glimmer Train. She's also written five plays produced in Durham, one of which, What Every Girl Should Know, has been performed from Berkeley to Dublin. Her work is supported entirely by a community of sustainers on Patreon.
The Actual Star: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063002890
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Voyager - September 14th, 2021

The Girl in the Road: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780804138864
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days, supply chain issues may affect these times
Published: Crown - February 17th, 2015