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Sasha’s first novel Angels in the Morning (The Permanent Press) was published to critical acclaim. It was a Book Sense Selection. Of the novel, Kirkus said, “Troyan’s fine debut features a spunky ten-year-old forced to grow up before her time. The charm and innocence of the storytelling makes a substantial contribution to a moving, beautifully crafted novel.”

Sasha’s second novel, The Forgotten Island (Tin House Bloomsbury) was also a Book Sense selection. It was published in England, Germany, Holland, Australia and New Zealand. Elle recommended it: “The Forgotten Island, like her mesmerizing first novel, Angels in the Morning, pulses with dark undercurrents of familial love and betrayal, sisterly mysteries and rites, louche neighbors and secretive houseguests—here assembled in plenary summer on a lush island off the coast of the Italian coast, where the sisters’ youthful games set the stage for potent dangers and unspeakable deeds.”

Sasha has also published “Hidden Works,” a short story, in Ploughshares. It was nominated for a Pushcart Award and mentioned as a distinguished story in The Best American Short Stories 2010.

Sasha was born in America but raised and educated in Paris, France. She has a Masters in Creative Writing (from New York University) where she studied with Peter Carey, James Lasdun, Bahrati Mukherjee and Luisa Valenzuela. She teaches at Montclair State University in New Jersey and at the Center for Fiction. She has written many reading group guides; No Second Chance by Harlan Coben, The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier and many more. She lives in New Jersey.

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