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Mona Awad was born in Montreal and has lived in the US since 2009. Her debut novel, 13 WAYS OF LOOKING AT A FAT GIRL (Penguin Books, 2016), won the Amazon Best First Novel Award and was shortlisted for the Giller Prize. Her second novel, BUNNY (Viking, 2019), was a finalist for a GoodReads Choice Award for Best Horror, the New England Book Award and the Massachusetts Book Award. It won the Ladies of Horror Fiction Best Novel Award. Her latest novel, ALL'S WELL, is forthcoming with Simon & Schuster on August 3rd, 2021.

She earned an MFA in fiction from Brown University and an MScR in English from the University of Edinburgh where her dissertation was on fear in the fairy tale. In 2018, she completed a Ph.D. in Creative Writing and English li
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Literary horror at its most existential, visceral and wonderful. These strange stories build upon each other to create an uncanny shadow universe rich, vivid and shimmering with every kind of terror. Another brilliant collection.
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I loved this collection so much. Wicked and genius, these tales of horror subvert and engage children's literature and the fairy tale in ways that feel exhilarating and moving and new. There is a story in this collection that in imo should belong to ...more
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I tore through this. It was such an absolute pleasure to read--so funny and moving and strange and wise. I haven't been able to focus on much of anything lately, so I'm very grateful to this book for being such wonderful and consuming company during ...more
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