Marina Budhos

Marina Budhos

Marina Budhos is an author of award-winning fiction and nonfiction; her latest novel is We Are All We Have, just published in 2022. She has published the novels Watched, which was a Walter Dean Myers Award Honor and Asian Pacific American Literature Honor; The Long Ride; Tell Us We’re Home, and Essex County YA Big Read; Ask Me No Questions, winner of the James Cook Teen Book Award and New York Public Library Notable and Best Book; The Professor of Light, House of Waiting; and Remix: Conversations with Immigrant Teenagers. With her husband Marc Aronson, she has published Eyes of the World: Robert Capa, Gerda Taro & The Invention of Modern Photography and Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom and Science, which was an LA Times Book Finalist. Her short stories, articles, essays, and book reviews have appeared in publications such as The Kenyon Review, The Nation, the Daily Beast, the Awl, Los Angeles Times, and elsewhere. Budhos has given talks at universities in the U.S. and abroad, has been a Fulbright Scholar to India, and was awarded an NEA Fellowship in Fiction, a Rona Jaffe Award for Women Writers and three Fellowships from the New Jersey State Arts Council. Her website is Did you know: *That Marina has collaborated with actors to create Readers Theater performances based on her books? *We Are All We Have is set in 2019 and is filled with poetry and ghazals? *That The Long Ride takes place in the 1970s against the backdrop of desegregation in the schools--so relevant to today! * That Marina has published a number of short essays on everything from Donald Trump's assistant cheating in her writing seminar to memoir excerpts about growing up in Parkway Village, where Betty Friedan was inspired for "The Feminine Mystique?" Check it out: * That she and her husband Marc wrote a book out about photography and the Spanish Civil War and you can see many of the photos at a special link:
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