Marina Budhos

Marina Budhos is the author of such books as Ask Me No Questions, Tell Us We're Home, and Remix: Conversations with Immigrant Teenagers. She has received an EMMA (Exceptional Merit Media Award) and a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award for women writers. Ms. Budhos has been a Fulbright Scholar in India, has given talks throughout the country and abroad, and has taught at several universities and colleges. She is currently an associate professor of English at William Paterson University. She lives with her husband and fellow Atheneum author, Marc Aronson, and their two sons in Maplewood, New Jersey. You can visit her online at

Books by this Author

Tell Us We're Home
Ask Me No Questions


My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Take the long view.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Teaching and hunting down stories as a journalist.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. My patience.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Dying. I'm one of those people who wants to live forever.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

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

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