About The Author

Ramona Ausubel

Ramona Ausubel grew up in Sante Fe, New Mexico. She is several generations removed from Nazi-dominated Europe. She is the author of a new collection of short stories, Awayland, as well as two novels: Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty which was a San Francisco Chronicle and NPR Best Book of the Year and a People magazine Book of the Week and No One is Here Except All of Us. Her debut story collection, A Guide to Being Born was a New York Times Notable Book. She holds an MFA from the University of California. Ramona is a faculty member of the Low-Residency MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts and Visiting Professor at Colorado College.


 Honors and Awards:

  • Winner of the PEN Center USA Literary Award for Fiction and the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award
  • A finalist for the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award, and long-listed for the Story Prize
  • Frank O’Connor International Story Award
  • The International Impac Dublin Literary Award
  • Glenn Schaeffer Award in Fiction
  • Her work has appeared in The New YorkerTin HouseThe New York Times, NPR’s Selected ShortsOne StoryElectric LiteraturePloughsharesThe Oxford American, and collected in The Best American Fantasy and online in The Paris Review.   She has been a finalist for the Puschart Prize and a Fellow at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference.


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