About Avra Wing
Avra Wing’s young adult novel, After Isaac, won a gold medal from the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards, was a finalist for Teen Book of the Year from Foreword Reviews, was named a Notable Teen Book by Shelf Unbound and was a Housatonic Book Awards Finalist for Teen Fiction.
Her novel for adults, Angie, I Says, a New York Times notable book, was made into the feature film Angie starring Geena Davis, James Gadolfini and Aida Turturro.
Avra is also a published poet: her collection, Recurring Dream, won the 2011 Pecan Grove Press chapbook competition, and her poems have appeared in numerous journals, including Michigan Quarterly Review, Hanging Loose, New Madrid, Silk Road and qaartsiluni.
Her essays have appeared in the New York Times, Brain Child and Wordgathering, and she has written feature articles for Adoptive Families, InMotion and AsiaWeek magazines.
Avra formerly was an adjunct professor of English at Kingsborough Community College, and currently leads writing workshops for the NY Writers Coalition. She is the mother of two grown sons and a college-age daughter.