Bio

Photo Credit: Ann Patchett

Patrick Ryan is the author of the novel BUCKEYE (forthcoming from Random House in early 2024). His short story collection THE DREAM LIFE OF ASTRONAUTS (The Dial Press/Random House, 2016) was named one of the Best Books of 2016 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 writing fellowships from MacDowell and 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 current editor-in-chief of One Story. He lives in New York City.  

Agent: Nicole Aragi / connect@aragi.net 
Publicist: Jennifer Garza / jgarza@penguinrandomhouse.com
Author: Patrick Ryan / patrickryaninfo@gmail.com