The 2019 Leapfrog Global Fiction Prize was judged by Ramona Ausubel and the winning title was Lara Tupper, for her story collection titled Amphibians. Ramona Ausubel said of Tupper’s collection, “A compelling, wise and beautiful book. Each location feels prickly and alive, like it might lift off the page.”
Ramona Ausubel grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is the author of two novels and two story collections. Her new novel, The Last Animal, will be out in the spring of 2023. Winner of the PEN Center USA Literary Award for Fiction and the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award, she has also been a finalist for the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award, California and Colorado Book Awards and long-listed for the Story Prize, Frank O’Connor International Story Award and the International Impac Dublin Literary Award and New York Times Notable Book selections. She holds an MFA from the University of California, Irvine where she won the Glenn Schaeffer Award in Fiction.