Ms Virginia Pye

Virginia, United States

Member Since: 09/15/2012

Virginia Pye’s second novel, DREAMS OF THE RED PHOENIX (Unbridled Books, 2015) was called "Riveting" by Library Journal and "Vividly imagined," by Vanity Fair. Her critically acclaimed debut novel, RIVER OF DUST (2013) was an Indie Next Pick and Finalist of Virginia Literary Award. Her award-winning short stories and essays have appeared in numerous literary magazines as well as in The New York Times, Literary Hub, The Rumpus, Huffington Post, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence, a BA from Wesleyan University, and has taught writing at New York University and The University of Pennsylvania. She recently moved to Cambridge, MA with her husband who is an art museum director. 


Twitter Username: @VirginiaPye


  • DREAMS OF THE RED PHOENIX , Unbridled Books (October 7, 2015)
  • RIVER OF DUST , Unbridled Books (May 14, 2013)


  • Virginia Literary Award in Fiction--Finalist(2014)
  • Indie Next Pick(2013)


  • Master of Fine Arts in Fiction from Sarah Lawrence College
  • Bachelor of Arts in English from Wesleyan University

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Poetry