Mona Awad was born in ontreal and has lived in the US since 2009. Her debut book, 13 WAYS OF LOOKING AT A FAT GIRL, published on February 23, 2016 ( Penguin Books) won the Amazon Best First Novel award and was shortlisted for the Giller Prize. It was also longlisted for the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour. Her new ovel, BUNNY ( Viking) will be released in 2019.
Her writing has also appeared in,,,,, and elsewhere. She has worked as an instructor in the Literary Arts department at Brown University and as a ookseller for various independent bookstores including Pages in Toronto, The ing 's English Bookshop in Salt Lake City and Blackwell Books in Edinburgh. She has also worked as a freelance ournalist and a food criti for the Montreal-based magazine.
She earned an MFA in fiction from Brown University and an MScR in English from the niversity of Edinburgh where her dissertation was on fear in the fairy ale. She is currently completing a Ph.D. in Creative Writing and English literature at the niversity of Colorad.