Marjorie Celonas first novel, Y
, was published in 2012 by Hamish Hamilton/Penguin Random House Canada
, in 2013 by Simon & Schuster (US)
, Faber & Faber (UK)
, Suhrkamp (Germany)
, and De Bezige Bij (Netherlands)
, and in 2014 by Gallimard (France)
, Mlada Fronta (Czech Republic)
, and Juritzen (Norway)
won France's Grand Prix Littéraire de lHéroïne
for Best Foreign Novel; was shortlisted for the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing; was a finalist for the Center for Fictions Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize and the Dioraphte Jongerenliteratuur Prijs
(Netherlands); and was selected as the #1 Indie Next Pick from IndieBound.
A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Marjorie has published stories, book reviews, and essays in The O. Henry Prize Stories
, The Best American Nonrequired Reading
, The Southern Review
, Harvard Review
, The Sunday Times
, and elsewhere. Born and raised on Vancouver Island, she teaches in the MFA program at the University of Oregon.
Her second novel, How a Woman Becomes a Lake
, is forthcoming in 2020.