CYNTHIA BOND is a New York Times Best-Selling Author. Her novel RUBY was chosen to be an Oprah Book Club 2.0 selection in 2015. RUBY was also a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, and an Indie Next Pick. A PEN Rosenthal Fellow, Bond attended Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, then moved to New York and attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She founded the Blackbird Writing Collective in 2011. Cynthia has taught writing to at-risk and homeless youth for over fifteen years, and is on staff at Paradigm Malibu Adolescent Treatment Center. She is currently completing the second book in the RUBY Trilogy. A native of East Texas, she lives in Los Angeles with her daughter. Awards/Selections: *Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 Selection *Indie Next Pick *Barnes and Noble “Discover Great New Writers” Selection *Black Caucus of ALA Literary Award Honor Book for Fiction *Library Journal “Breakout Literary Fiction” Pick *PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize Finalist *Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Finalist *Southern Living Book Club Selection *ShelfAwareness Best Books of 2014 Selection Bestseller Lists: – New York Times (Paperback Fiction) – Los Angeles Times (Paperback Fiction) – USA Today (Top 150) – San Francisco Chronicle (Fiction) – Barnes & Noble (Paperback) – IndieBound (Paperback Fiction) – Publishers Weekly (Trade Paperback) – BookSoup (Fiction Hardcover and Fiction Paperback) – Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (Trade Paperback Fiction) – Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association (Trade Paperback Fiction) – The Heartland Independent Bestseller List (Trade Paperback Fiction) – Southern California Independent Booksellers Association (Trade Paperback Fiction) – Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association (Trade Paperback Fiction) Media: Super Soul Sunday interview with Oprah Winfrey excerpts: http://www.oprah.com/own-super-soul-sunday/What-Author-Cynthia-Bond-Knows-For-Sure-About-Survival-Video http://www.oprah.com/own-super-soul-sunday/The-Importance-of-Being-a-Witness-to-Someones-Life-Video?playlist_id=56774 Audio Book Excerpt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrO-g6H0HYI NPR Interview: http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2015/02/23/388378583/struggling-writers-debut-novel-gets-coveted-oprah-winfrey-nodRead more Read less
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