Audrey Burges ’01 is the author of The Minuscule Mansion of Myra Malone, her debut novel published in January 2023 by Berkley, an imprint of Penguin Random House. The book tells the story of a woman who blogs from her Arizona attic about a dollhouse mansion that captivates thousands of readers worldwide—and that holds many mysteries. Burges’ second novel, A House Like an Accordion, is expected to be released by Berkley in May 2024.
You can get an inkling of the creativity, humor and personality she brings to her writing from the bio on her website. For example: “Audrey was born and raised in Arizona by her linguist parents, which is a lot like being raised by wolves, but with better grammar.”
Today Burges lives in Richmond, where, employing that elevated grammar, she writes humor, satire and essays in addition to her novels. She majored in English at Longwood.