Mona Awad

Mona Awad

Mona Awad’s first book was 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl, a Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist that won the Amazon.ca First Novel Award, and the Colorado Book Award. It also received an Honorable Mention from the Arab American Book Awards. Her short stories and articles have been published in Time, VICEElectric LiteratureMcSweeney’sLos Angeles Review of Books, and elsewhere. Bunny, her second novel, has been optioned by AMC to become a TV series. Born and raised in Montreal, she lives in Boston.

Website: mona-awad-grou.squarespace.com
Twitter: @monaawadauthor

Mona Awad’s precision is only matched by her wit as she mounts one of the most pristine, delightful attacks on popular girls since Clueless. You will be glued to your cashmere blanket.” — Lena Dunham

FESTIVAL BOOK

Bunny

Samantha Heather Mackey couldn’t be more of an outsider in her small, highly selective MFA program at New England’s Warren University. A scholarship student who prefers the company of her dark imagination to that of most people, she is utterly repelled by the rest of her fiction writing cohort – a clique of unbearably twee rich girls who call each other “Bunny,” and seem to move and speak as one. Everything changes when Samantha receives an invitation to the Bunnies’ fabled “Smut Salon,” and finds herself inexplicably drawn to their front door – ditching her only friend, Ava, in the process. As Samantha plunges deeper and deeper into the Bunnies’ sinister yet saccharine world, beginning to take part in the ritualistic off-campus “Workshop” where they conjure their monstrous creations, the edges of reality begin to blur. Soon, her friendships with Ava and the Bunnies will be brought into deadly collision.

<em>Bunny </em>is a down-the-rabbit-hole tale of loneliness and belonging, friendship and desire, and the fantastic and terrible power of the imagination.
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<strong>Reviews</strong>
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<li>“Female Friendships Are the Best, Until They Aren't” — <a href="https://time.com/5610722/books-about-female-friendship/"><em>Time</em></a></li>
<li>“In Mona Awad’s ‘Bunny,’ squad goals include Pinkberry, creative writing and murder” — <a href="https://www.latimes.com/books/la-ca-jc-review-bunny-mona-awad-20190611-story.html"><em>Los Angeles Times</em></a></li>
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<strong>Interviews</strong>
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<li>“Monstrous Cute” — <a href="https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2019/06/12/monstrous-cute-an-interview-with-mona-awad/"><em>The Paris Review</em></a></li>
<li>“Mona Awad, Author of “Bunny,” Is Kind of Terrified of Bunnies” — <a href="https://www.interviewmagazine.com/culture/meet-mona-bunny-penguin-novel-terrified-bunnies"><em>interviewmagazine.com</em></a></li>
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ALL EVENTS WITH Mona Awad

7 PM
Not So Quiet Resistance
Oct 21 @ 7 PM - 8:30 PM

Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor

1221 2 St SW
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2 PM
A Conversation with Mona Awad & Ayelet Tsabari
Oct 22 @ 2 PM - 3:15 PM

Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor

1221 2 St SW
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