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Patrick Ryan is the author of The Dream Life of Astronauts and Send Me, as well as three novels for young adults: Saints of Augustine, In Mike We Trust, and Gemini Bites. His fiction has appeared in The Best American Short Stories, Tin House, One Story,  Crazyhorse, Catapult, The Iowa Review, The Yale Review and elsewhere. His nonfiction has been published by Granta and is included in Tales of Two Cities and other anthologies.

He is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction and a Smart Family Foundation Award for Fiction. His work has been chosen for Barnes & Noble’s Discover Great New Writers series, and his first book was a finalist for The Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize.

Patrick was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Florida. He earned a BA from Florida State University and an MFA from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. The former associate editor of Granta, he lives in New York City and is the editor of One Story.