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Monica Byrne        

Author and playwright

Writer Monica Byrne creates richly imagined near-­future worlds populated with characters defying our racial, social and gender stereotypes.

Novelist, writer, culture critic and playwright Monica Byrne deftly avoids the traps of conventional fiction by inventing mold-­breaking characters who express themselves in surprising ways. Her first novel, The Girl in the Road, has garnered acclaim both inside and outside the spheres of science fiction.

In addition to her work on her new novel The Actual Star, Byrne is a resident playwright at Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern in Durham, NC. Her story "Blue Nowruz" was commissioned for TED2015 by Neil Gaiman. She holds degrees in biochemistry from MIT and Wellesley.


Hey, Book World: Sexism is Way Bigger Than the Hugos | WIRED

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In Debate Over Hugo Awards, Science Fiction Community Engages ...

NPR's Arun Rath talks to author Monica Byrne about how controversy surrounding this year's Hugo Awards highlights a difference in how speculative and ...

Read Local festival to celebrate Durham literary scene | News ...

... Jaki Shelton Greene, Monica Byrne, and Dasan Ahanu. You'll also find your favorite local booksellers, up-and-coming illustrators, and several small presses.

Futurism Needs More Women - The Atlantic

... who doesn't call themselves a futurist: Monica Byrne. Byrne is a science-fiction author and opinion writer who often tackles questions of how we see the future, ...

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