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Lucy Jane Bledsoe's forthcoming debut young adult novel, No Stopping Us Now, is based on her own true story. Coming out on April 26, in time for the 50th anniversary of Title IX.


Bledsoe's collection, Lava Falls, a novella and stories at the intersection of wilderness, family, and survival, won the 2019 Devil's Kitchen Fiction Award. Her most recent novel, The Evolution of Love, was a finalist for the Ferro-Grumley Award for Fiction and the Lambda Literary Award. She's the author of a previous collection of short stories, a collection of narrative nonfiction, and five other novels, including A Thin Bright Line and The Big Bang Symphony.

Her fiction has won a Yaddo Fellowship, the 2013 Saturday Evening Post Fiction Award, the Arts & Letters Fiction Prize, the Sherwood Anderson Prize for Fiction, a Pushcart nomination, a California Arts Council Fellowship, an American Library Association Stonewall Award, and two National Science Foundation Artists & Writers Fellowships. Her stories have been translated into Japanese, Spanish, German, Dutch, and Chinese.

Lucy loves teaching workshops, cooking, traveling anywhere, basketball, doing anything outside, and telling stories. She's traveled to Antarctica three times, as a two-time recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Artists & Writers in Antarctica Fellowship and once as a guest on the Russian ship, the Akademik Sergey Vavilov. She is one of a tiny handful of people who have stayed at all three American stations in Antarctica. She has also stayed in a number of field camps, both on the coast and in the Transantarctic mountains, where scientists are studying penguins, climate change, and the Big Bang. As a social justice activist, Lucy is currently working on voting rights.

Lucy's work is represented by:

Reiko Davis
DeFiore and Company Literary Management, Inc.
47 East 19th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10003
212.925.7744 (x118)


Lava Falls, a novella and stories, University of Wisconsin Press, 2018
The Evolution of Love, Rare Bird Books, 2018
A Thin Bright Line, University of Wisconsin Press, 2016
The Big Bang Symphony: a novel of Antarctica, Terrace Books, 2010
Biting the Apple, Da Capo, 2007
This Wild Silence, Alyson, 2003
Working Parts, Seal Press, 1997
Sweat: Stories and a Novella, Seal Press, 1995

The Ice Cave: A Woman’s Adventures from the Mojave to the Antarctic, Terrace Books, 2006


No Stopping Us Now, Three Rooms Press, 2022

Running Wild, Margaret Ferguson Books,  2019
How to Survive in Antarctica, Holiday House, 2006
The Antarctic Scoop, Holiday House, 2003
Cougar Canyon, Holiday House, 2001
Hoop Girlz, Holiday House, 2002
Tracks in the Snow, Avon Books, 1997
The Big Bike Race, Avon Books, 1995