Phoebe North


Born in suburban New Jersey, Phoebe North was an avid reader from an early age. She read in the bathtub, at the dinner table, in front of the television, and under the blankets with a flashlight when she should have been asleep.

She has an MFA in poetry from the University of Florida, where she made mix-cds, worked on her Vulcan cosplay, and realized she was really a fiction writer in disguise. Her first novel, Starglass, was published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers to critical acclaim. She was named a Publisher’s Weekly Flying Start in 2013; the sequel novel, Starbreak, and her only human offspring both followed shortly thereafter. Her short fiction, critical work, and poetry have appeared with the YA Review Network, Umbrella Journal, District Lit, 2river View and Strange Horizons (among others), and in anthologies such as the 2015 Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide, Among the Shadows and Speculative Fiction 2015. She believes in writing challenging, honest, and beautiful books for any audience.

She now lives in New York State with her husband, daughter, and feline companion. There, she listens to records, plays with make-up, argues about television, works in her garden, fights fascism, and occasionally writes books. Despite many soaked pages, she still loves to read in the bath.

She’s represented by Victoria Marini at the Irene Goodman Agency.

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Jews in space meets My So-Called Life in this futuristic coming-of-age story for teens.


☆ This richly textured first novel deserves to be widely read.

— Publisher’s Weekly

Starglass is a book.

— Veronica Roth

If you’re looking for a this is it.

— Association of Jewish Libraries

Starglass is I just loved it.

— James Dashner


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