Monica Wood

Novelist, Memoirist, and Playwright

Moinca Wood is a novelist, memoirist, and playwright. Her most recent novel, The One-in-a-Million Boy, has been published in 19 foreign editions in 18 languages. She is also the author of When We Were the Kennedys, a New England bestseller, Oprah magazine summer-reading pick, and winner of the May Sarton Memoir Award and the Maine Literary Award. Monica’s novel Any Bitter Thing was an ABA bestseller and Book Sense Top Ten pick. Her other fiction includes Ernie’s Ark, which has been excerpted on NPR’s “Selected Shorts” and selected by several towns and cities as their “One Book, One Community” read; My Only Story, a finalist for the Kate Chopin Award; and Secret Language, her first novel. Monica’s widely anthologized short stories have won a Pushcart Prize and been featured on public radio. She also writes books for writers and teachers. Her nonfiction has appeared in Oprah, New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, Parade, and many other publications. Papermaker enjoyed an extended debut run at Portland Stage in Portland, Maine, its bestselling play ever.

My Sessions

Papermaker Talkback

Penobscot Theatre Company

Get behind the scenes of a play inspired by the dramatic changes in Maine’s papermaking industry. Hear from the playwright, Maine novelist Monica Wood, who will join a forum of industry and business development experts and others impacted by mill closures and restructuring. Learn about the story being told on Penobscot Theatre Company’s stage and […]

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