Monica West

Monica West

Visiting Writer

Part-Time Faculty


Monica West is the author of Revival Season, published by Simon & Schuster in 2021. Revival Season is the story of 15-year-old Miriam Horton who suffers from a crisis of faith after witnessing a startling act of violence on the summer revival circuit. When Miriam returns home, she discovers a secret that shatters the gendered limitations of her faith. Monica has received awards, fellowships, and residencies from the Whiting Foundation, Kimbilio Fiction, and Hedgebrook. She is currently working on her second novel.

MFA, Iowa Writers' Workshop
MA, New York University
Selected Publications

West, Monica. Revival Season. Simon & Schuster, May 2021.

Awards & Distinctions

Rona Jaffe Graduate Fellow (Iowa Writers' Workshop)

Whiting Award

Kimbilio Fiction Fellow

Hedgebrook Writer in Residence

Barnes and Noble Discover New Writer