Patrick Ryan is the author of The Dream Life of Astronauts (named one of the Best Books of the Year by the St. Louis Times-Dispatch, LitHub, Refinery 29, and Electric Literature, and long-listed for The Story Prize) and Send Me (a finalist for The Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize). He is also the author of 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, Yale Review and elsewhere. His nonfiction has appeared in Tales of Two Cities, Granta, and other anthologies.
Ryan is the recipient of fellowships from MacDowell and the National Endowment for the Arts. His first book was chosen for Barnes & Noble’s Discover Great New Writers series. Having grown 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 is the editor of One Story and lives in New York City.