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Patrick Ryan is the author of The Dream Life of Astronauts (long-listed for The Story Prize and named one the Best Books of the Year by the St. Louis Times-Dispatch, LitHub, Refinery 29, and Electric Literature) 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 been published by Granta and is included in Tales of Two Cities and other anthologies.

Patrick’s work has been translated into six languages. He is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction and a Smart Family Foundation Award for Fiction. His first book was chosen for Barnes & Noble’s Discover Great New Writers series.

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 is editor-in-chief of One Story and lives in New York City.