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Catherine Ryan Hyde


Catherine Ryan Hyde

Catherine Ryan Hyde is the author of more than 35 published and forthcoming books. An avid hiker, traveler, equestrian and amateur photographer, she has released her first book of photos, 365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE: Photos from a Beautiful World.

Her novel PAY IT FORWARD was adapted into a major motion picture, chosen by the American Library Association for its Best Books for Young Adults list, and translated into more than 23 languages for distribution in over 30 countries. Both BECOMING CHLOE and JUMPSTART THE WORLD were included on the ALA Rainbow List, and JUMPSTART THE WORLD was a finalist for two Lambda Literary Awards. WHERE WE BELONG won two Rainbow Awards in 2013, and THE LANGUAGE OF HOOFBEATS won a Rainbow Award in 2015.

More than 50 of her short stories have been published in the Antioch Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, Ploughshares, Glimmer Train and many other journals; in the anthologies SANTA BARBARA STORIES and CALIFORNIA SHORTS; and in the bestselling anthology DOG IS MY CO-PILOT. Her stories have been honored in the Raymond Carver Short Story Contest and by the Tobias Wolff Award and nominated for Best American Short Stories, the O. Henry Award, and the Pushcart Prize. Three have been cited in Best American Short Stories.

She is founder and former president (2000–2009) of the Pay It Forward Foundation and still serves on its board of directors. As a professional public speaker, she has addressed the National Conference on Education, twice spoken at Cornell University, met with AmeriCorps members at the White House, and shared a dais with Bill Clinton.

Catherine Ryan Hyde

Books by Catherine Ryan Hyde