Brunonia Barry is the New York Times and international best selling author of The Lace Reader and The Map of True Places. Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages. She was the first American author to win the International Women’s Fiction Festival’s Baccante Award and was the recipient of Ragdale Artists’ Colony’s 2012 Strand Invitational Fellowship.
Born and raised in Massachusetts, Brunonia studied literature and creative writing at Green Mountain College in Vermont and at the University of New Hampshire, spending a year in Dublin where she studied James Joyce’s Ulysses. She was one of the founding members of the Portland Stage Company.
Brunonia’s love of writing and storytelling has taken her all across the country, but after nearly a decade in Hollywood, Barry returned to Massachusetts where she began her first novel, The Lace Reader. Barry lives in Salem with her husband.
Her articles and reviews have appeared in The London Times and The Washington Post. She has recently finished her third novel to be released in 2014.