Patrick Ryan is the author of the novel BUCKEYE (forthcoming from Random House in 2024). His short story collection THE DREAM LIFE OF ASTRONAUTS (The Dial Press/Random House, 2016) was named one of the Best Books of the Year by the St. Louis Times-Dispatch, LitHub, Refinery 29, and Electric Literature, and was long-listed for The Story Prize. His collection of linked short stories, SEND ME (The Dial Press/Random House, 2006), was selected for Barnes & Nobel’s Discover Great New Writers Program.
Patrick is also the author of three novels for young adults: GEMINI BITES (Scholastic Press, 2011), IN MIKE WE TRUST (HarperCollins, 2009), and SAINTS OF AUGUSTINE (HarperCollins, 2007).
His writing has appeared in THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES, the anthology TALES OF TWO CITIES (edited by John Freeman), the anthology FIFTY GAY AND LESBIAN BOOKS EVERYBODY MUST READ (edited by Richard Canning), Tin House, One Story, Granta, Crazyhorse, Catapult, The Iowa Review, Yale Review, and elsewhere.
Patrick is the recipient of a writing fellowship from MacDowell and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. He earned a B.A. from Florida State University and an M.F.A. from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. He’s the former associate editor of Granta and the editor-in-chief of One Story. He lives in New York City.