Noley Reid


After 18 years as a college professor of Creative Writing, Noley Reid now writes fulltime on the subjects of body, food, and family and moonlights to teach because she misses it. Reid is author of the novel Pretend We Are Lovely, which O, The Oprah Magazine called “scrumptious.” Her previous books are the short story collection So There! and the novel-in-stories In the Breeze of Passing Things. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The RumpusThe LilyBustleTin HouseThe Southern ReviewLos Angeles Review of BooksLiterary HubPublishers WeeklySplit Lip MagazineCRAFT Literary, and Other Voices. She is the winner of a DANA Award in Short Fiction, a Burnside Review Fiction Chapbook Competition, and two 2nd Prize Santa Fe Writers Project Literary Awards. She lives in southwest Indiana with her two best boys.