Ramona Ausubel is the author of A Guide To Being Born.
Major new literary talent Ramona Ausubel combines the otherworldly wisdom of her muchloved debut novel, No One Is Here Except All of Us, with the precision of the short-story form. A Guide to Being Born is organized around the stages of life—love, conception, gestation, birth—and the transformations that happen as people experience deeply altering life events, falling in love, becoming parents, looking toward the end of life. In each of these eleven stories Ausubel’s stunning imagination and humor are moving, entertaining, and provocative, leading readers to see the familiar world in a new way.
Ramona Ausubel's work has been published in The New Yorker, One Story, The Paris Review Daily, The Best American Fantasy and elsewhere and has received special mentions in The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Nonrequired Reading. She was a finalist for the Pushcart Prize, as well as a recipient of the Glenn Schaeffer Award in Fiction. She is a graduate of the MFA program at the University of California, Irvine.