Marina Budhos

Marina Budhos is an author of award-winning fiction and nonfiction. Her most recent novel is Watched, which received an Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature YA Honor and a Walter Award Honor. Her other novels include Tell Us We’re Home, a 2017 Essex County YA Pick; Ask Me No Questions, a recipient of the James Cook Teen Book Award; The Professor of Light; House of Waiting; and the nonfiction book Remix: Conversations with Immigrant Teenagers. With her husband Marc Aronson, she is the coauthor of Eyes of the World: Robert Capa & Gerda Taro & The Invention of Modern Photojournalism and Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom & Science, a 2010 Los Angeles Times Book Award Finalist. Budhos has been a Fulbright Scholar to India, received two Fellowships from the New Jersey Council on the Arts, and is a professor of English at William Paterson University. You can visit her online at MarinaBudhos.com.

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Tell Us We're Home
Ask Me No Questions

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Take the long view.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Being too insecure earlier in my life, as in my twenties, to pursue what I wanted.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. People who are rigid in their opinions.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. In another life I'd be an overseas journalist or running an overseas NGO.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. The paradoxical balance of contentment and peace with stimulation and variety.

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