Authors Appearing at Winter Institute 2020

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Beck Bailey
Director of the Workplace Equality Program, Human Rights Campaign Foundation

Beck Bailey is the Director of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Workplace Equality Program. An LGBTQ advocate and out transgender man, he focuses on helping America’s workplaces become more LGBTQ inclusive through employee engagement and education. Prior to joining the Human Rights Campaign in 2014, Bailey spent 25 years in the private sector in operations and change management roles. He holds a BS in Management from Virginia Tech and an MBA from the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst.

Tina Hay
Napkin Finance, Dey Street Books

Napkin Finance is a multimedia company that grew out of founder Tina Hay's own need for a better way to learn and understand finance. Hay and her team developed their brand and platform as a quick and easy resource on everything you need to know about money in 30 seconds or less. Their mission is to empower readers to manage their money and understand basic financial concepts in a simple, fun, and engaging way. In addition to Napkins, they have developed a wide range of products and features including: videos, life events, NapkinGrams, and a glossary of terms. Hay's book, Napkin Finance will be published by Dey Street Books in December 2019.

Appearing Authors

Julia Alvarez
Afterlife, Algonquin Books

Julia Alvarez left the Dominican Republic for the United States in 1960. She is the author of six novels, three books of nonfiction, three collections of poetry, and 11 books for children and young adults. She has taught and mentored writers in schools and communities across America and, until her retirement in 2016, was a writer-in-residence at Middlebury College. Her work has garnered wide recognition, including a Latina Leader Award in Literature from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, the Hispanic Heritage Award in Literature, the Woman of the Year by Latina magazine, and in 2013 President Obama awarded Alvarez the National Medal of Arts. Afterlife, Alvarez’s first adult novel in over a decade, will be published by Algonquin Books in April 2020.
Appearing at: Evening Author Reception

Janella Angeles
Where Dreams Descend, Wednesday Books

Janella Angeles is a Filipina-American writer who works in children’s publishing by day while penning novels by night. She graduated summa cum laude from Emerson College with a B.A. in writing, literature, and publishing, but found the most valuable way of learning to write was in creating glorious Harry Potter fanfiction and reading obscene amounts of books. She currently resides in Massachusetts. Where Dreams Descend is her first book and will be published by Wednesday Books in June 2020.
Appearing at: Evening Author Reception

Jessica Anthony
Enter the Aardvark, Little, Brown and Company

Jessica Anthony has been a butcher in Alaska, an unlicensed masseuse in Poland, a secretary in San Francisco. In 2017, while writing Enter the Aardvark (Little, Brown and Company, March 2020), Anthony was working as "Bridge Guard," guarding the Maria Valeria Bridge between Sturovo, Slovakia and Esztergom, Hungary. Normally, she lives in Maine and teaches at Bates College.
Appearing at: Evening Author Reception

Kendra Atleework
Miracle Country: A Memoir, Algonquin Books

Kendra Atleework received her MFA in creative writing from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. An essay that formed the basis for a chapter of Miracle Country was selected for The Best American Essays 2015. She is the recipient of the Ellen Meloy Desert Writers Award and the AWP Intro Journals Project Award. Miracle Country, which will be published in June 2020 by Algonquin Books, is her first book.
Appearing at: Evening Author Reception

Dean Atta
The Black Flamingo, Balzer + Bray

Dean Atta’s poems deal with themes of race, gender, and identity. He regularly performs across the UK and internationally and his work has been shortlisted for the Polari First Book Prize and appeared on MTV and BET. The Black Flamingo is his debut YA novel, and will be published by Balzer + Bray. You can find him online at deanatta.com.
Appearing at: Evening Author Reception

Jazmina Barrera
On Lighthouses, Two Lines Press

Jazmina Barrera was born in Mexico City in 1988. She was a fellow at the Foundation for Mexican Letters. Her book of essays, Cuerpo extraño (Foreign Body) was awarded the Latin American Voices prize from Literal Publishing in 2013. She has published her work in various print and digital media, such as Nexos, Este País, Dossier, Vice, El Malpensante, Letras Libres, and Tierra Adentro. She has a Master's Degree in creative writing in Spanish from New York University, which she completed with the support of a Fulbright grant. She was a grantee of the Young Creators program at FONCA. She is editor and co-founder of Ediciones Antílope. She lives in Mexico City. On Lighthouses will be published by Two Lines Press.
Appearing at: Lunchtime Author Reception

Kalynn Bayron
Cinderella Is Dead, Bloomsbury

Kalynn Bayron is a debut author and classically trained vocalist. She grew up in Anchorage, Alaska. When she’s not writing you can find her listening to Ella Fitzgerald on loop, attending the theater, watching scary movies, and spending time with her kids. Cinderella is Dead will be published by Bloomsbury in July 2020. She currently lives in San Antonio, Texas with her family.
Appearing at: Evening Author Reception

Annette Binder
The Vanishing Sky, Bloomsbury

L. Annette Binder was born in Germany and immigrated to the U.S. as a small child. She holds degrees in classics and law from Harvard, an MA in comparative literature from the University of California at Berkeley, and an MFA from the Program in Writing at the University of California, Irvine. Her short fiction collection Rise received the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction. The Vanishing Sky will be published by Bloomsbury in June 2020. She lives in New Hampshire.
Appearing at: Evening Author Reception

Michael Ian Black
A Better Man, Algonquin Books

Michael Ian Black is an actor, comedian, and writer who started his career with the sketch comedy show, The State, on MTV. From there, he created and starred in the TV shows Viva Variety, Stella, and Michael & Michael Have Issues. He has also starred on several TV shows including Ed, Vh1's I Love The..., The Jim Gaffigan Show, and Another Period. Movie appearances include Wet Hot American Summer, The Baxter, and Sextuplets. A Better Man will be published by Algonquin Books in May 2020.
Appearing at: Evening Author Reception

Betsy Bonner
The Book of Atlantis Black, Tin House Books

Betsy Bonner is the former Director of the 92Y Unterberg Poetry Center and a faculty member of the Writer's Foundry MFA program at St. Joseph's College in Brooklyn, New York. She is a fellow of the MacDowell Colony, Eliot House, and a mentor in PEN's Prison Writing Program. Born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, she now lives in Brooklyn, New York. The Book of Atlantis Black will be published by Tin House Books in 2020.
Appearing at: Lunchtime Author Reception

Deb Caletti
Girl, Unframed, Simon Pulse

Deb Caletti is the award-winning and critically acclaimed author of over sixteen books for adults and young adults, including Honey, Baby, Sweetheart, a finalist for the National Book Award; A Heart in a Body in the World, a Michael L. Printz Honor Book; and Girl, Unframed (forthcoming from Simon Pulse). Her books have also won the Josette Frank Award for Fiction, the Washington State Book Award, and numerous other state awards and honors, and she was a finalist for the PEN USA Award. She lives with her family in Seattle.
Appearing at: Evening Author Reception

Sharon Cameron
The Light in Hidden Places, Scholastic Press

Sharon Cameron's debut novel The Dark Unwinding was awarded the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators' Sue Alexander Award for Most Promising New Work and the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award, and was named a YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults selection. Sharon is also the author of The Forgetting--a #1 New York Times bestseller and an Indie Next List selection--and its companion novel, The Knowing. The Light in Hidden Places will be published by Scholastic Press in March 2020.She lives with her family in Nashville, Tennessee. Visit her website at sharoncameronbooks.com or on Twitter at @CameronSharonE.
Appearing at: Scholastic Meet & Treat After Party

Ernesto Cisneros
Efrén Divided, HarperCollins

Ernesto Cisneros was born and raised in Santa Ana, California, where he still teaches. He holds an English degree from the University of California, Irvine; a teaching credential from California State University, Long Beach; as well as a Masters in Fine Arts in creative writing from National University. As an author, he believes in providing today’s youth with an honest depiction of characters with whom they can identify. The real world is filled with amazing people with diverse backgrounds and perspectives; his work strives to reflect that. Efrén Divided is his first book, and will be published by HarperCollins in March 2020. You can visit him online at ernestocisneros.com.
Appearing at: Indies Introduce Presentation and Signing

Christina Clancy
The Second Home, St. Martin's Press

Christina Clancy's work has appeared in the New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Sun Magazine, and in various literary journals, including Glimmer Train, Pleiades, and Hobart. The Second Home is her first novel and will be published in June 2020 by St. Martin's Press.
Appearing at: Evening Author Reception

Julie Clark
The Last Flight, Sourcebooks Landmark

Born and raised in Santa Monica, California, Julie Clark grew up reading books on the beach while everyone else surfed. After attending college at University of the Pacific, she returned home to Santa Monica to teach. She now lives there with her two young sons and a golden doodle with poor impulse control. Her debut novel, The Ones We Choose, was published in 2018, and has been optioned for television by Lionsgate. The Last Flight will be published by Sourcebooks Landmark in 2020.
Appearing at: Evening Author Reception

Hannah Abigail Clarke
The Scapegracers, Erewhon Books

Hannah Abigail Clarke is here and queer, etc. They have been previously published in Portland Review (forthcoming), PRISM International, and Chaleur. They will graduate from college at Miami University (of Ohio) come May. The Scapegracers is their first novel and will be published by Erewhon Books/Workman in May 2020. (They, he, or she pronouns)
Appearing at: Evening Author Reception

Dr. François S. Clemmons
Officer Clemmons: A Memoir, Catapult

Dr. François S. Clemmons received a bachelor of music degree from Oberlin College and a master of fine arts from Carnegie Mellon University. He also received an honorary doctor of arts degree from Middlebury College. In 1973, he won a Grammy Award for a recording of Porgy and Bess; in 1986, he founded and directed the Harlem Spiritual Ensemble; and from 1997 until his retirement in 2013, Clemmons was the Alexander Twilight Artist in Residence and director of the Martin Luther King Spiritual Choir at Middlebury College in Vermont, where he currently resides. His memoir, Officer Clemmons (a nod to his role on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood) will be published by Catapult in May 2020.
Appearing at: Evening Author Reception

Brandy Colbert
The Voting Booth, Hyperion

Brandy Colbert is the award-winning author of Little & Lion, Pointe, Finding Yvonne, and the forthcoming The Revolution of Birdie Randolph. Her short fiction and essays have been published in several critically acclaimed anthologies for young people. She is on faculty of Hamline University’s MFA program in writing for children and lives in Los Angeles. The Voting Booth will be published by Hyperion in July 2020.
Appearing at: Evening Author Reception

Matthew Cordell
Hello, Neighbor! The Kind and Caring World of Mister Rogers, Neal Porter Books/Holiday House

Matthew Cordell is the author and illustrator of many celebrated picture books, including Wolf in the Snow, recipient of the 2018 Caldecott Medal. He is the illustrator of many more books for young readers, including Special Delivery and The Only Fish in the Sea, both written by Philip C. Stead. Hello, Neighbor will be published by Neal Porter Books/Holiday House in May 2020. Matthew lives with his wife, author Julie Halpern, and their two children in suburban Chicago.
Appearing at: Lunchtime Author Reception

Jennifer De Leon
Don't Ask Me Where I'm From, Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books

Jennifer De Leon is an author, editor, speaker, and creative writing professor who lives outside of Boston. She is the editor of Wise Latinas: Writers on Higher Education, the 2015–2016 Writer-in-Residence at the Boston Public Library, and a 2016–2017 City of Boston Artist-in-Residence. She is also the second recipient of the We Need Diverse Books grant. Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From is her debut novel, which will be published by Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books.
Appearing at: Evening Author Reception

Adeline Dieudonné
Real Life, World Editions (dist. Consortium)

Adeline Dieudonné is a Belgian author and lives in Brussels. Real Life, her debut novel which will be published in the U.S. by World Editions in February 2020, was published in France in Autumn 2018 and has since been awarded most of the major French literary prizes: the prestigious Prix du Roman FNAC, the Grand Prix des Lectrices ELLE, the Prix Rossel, the Prix Renaudot des Lycéens, the Prix Goncourt―Le Choix de la Belgique, the Prix des Étoiles du Parisien, the Prix Première Plume, and the Prix Filigrane, a French prize for a work of high literary quality with wide appeal. Dieudonné also performs as a stand-up comedian.
Appearing at: Indies Introduce Presentation and Signing

Jenny Downham
Furious Thing, Scholastic / David Fickling Books

Jenny Downham is a critically acclaimed, international bestseller. Her debut novel, Before I Die, was shortlisted for numerous awards in the UK, including the Guardian Award and the Lancashire Children's Book of the Year, was nominated for the Carnegie Medal and the Booktrust Teenage Prize, and won the Branford Boase Award. Before I Die was turned into a movie called Now is Good starring Dakota Fanning in 2012. Her novel, Unbecoming, garnered four starred reviews and was an Entertainment Weekly Must List pick and a Stonewall Award Honor Book. Furious Thing will be published by Scholastic/David Fickling Books in January 2020. Jenny lives in London with her two sons.
Appearing at: Scholastic Meet & Treat After Party

Richard Fairgray
Black Sand Beach: Are You Afraid of the Light?, Pixel+Ink

Richard Fairgray is an award-winning, author-illustrator of comics and children’s books. He has published over 200 comics, including the best selling Blastosaurus, and his picture books are recognized worldwide. Black Sand Beach: Are You Afraid of the Light will be published by Pixel+Ink in May 2020. Fairgray lives in LA.
Appearing at: Lunchtime Author Reception

Kelli Jo Ford
Crooked Hallelujah, Grove Press

Kelli Jo Ford is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. She is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including the Paris Review’s Plimpton Prize, the Everett Southwest Literary Award, the Katherine Bakeless Nason Award at Bread Loaf, a National Artist Fellowship by the Native Arts & Cultures Foundation, and a Dobie Paisano Fellowship. Her fiction has appeared in the Paris Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, the Missouri Review, and the anthology Forty Stories: New Writing from Harper Perennial, among other places. Crooked Hallelujah will be published by Grove Press in 2020.
Appearing at: Evening Author Reception

Rickey Gates
Cross Country: A 3700-Mile Run to Explore Unseen America, Chronicle Books

Rickey Gates is a professional runner. He has run in races on all seven continents and has traveled to 47 countries. He lives between Aspen, Colorado and Oakland, California with his partner Liz and a motorcycle dubbed the Freedom Machine. Cross Country will be published by Chronicle Books in April 2020.
Appearing at: Evening Author Reception

Megan Giddings
Lakewood, Amistad

Megan Giddings’ fiction has appeared in Black Warrior Review, Catapult, Gulf Coast, and The Iowa Review. She attended University of Michigan and earned her MFA from Indiana University. The opening chapters of Lakewood--which will be published by Amistad in March 2020--received a Barbara Deming Memorial Fund grant for feminist fiction. Giddings lives in Indiana.
Appearing at: Evening Author Reception

Robin Ha
Almost American Girl, Balzer + Bray

Robin Ha grew up reading and drawing comics. At fourteen she moved to the United States from Seoul, Korea. After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in illustration, she moved to New York City and started a career in the fashion industry. Her work has been published in independent comics anthologies including Secret Identities and The Strumpet, as well as in the pages of Marvel comics and Heavy Metal Magazine. She is also the author of the bestselling comic recipe book Cook Korean! Her graphic memoir, Almost American Girl is forthcoming from Balzer + Bray in January 2020. Visit Ha online at banchancomic.tumblr.com.
Appearing at: Evening Author Reception

Grace Elizabeth Hale
Cool Town: How Athens, Georgia, Launched Alternative Music and Changed American Culture, The University of North Carolina Press/A Ferris & Ferris Book

Grace Elizabeth Hale is a historian and the award-winning author of Making Whiteness and A Nation of Outsiders. Her work has appeared in the New York Times and the Washington Post, and she writes about photography for Southern Cultures. A recent Carnegie Fellow, she has also received fellowships from the Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Smithsonian Museum of American History, and the National Humanities Center. A native of Atlanta, she lived in Athens, Georgia in the eighties where she played punk cello in a local band and founded and ran a local music venue, art gallery, and café. She teaches American culture and the history of the South at the University of Virginia. Cool Town will be published in March 2020 by The University of North Carolina Press/A Ferris & Ferris Book.
Appearing at: Lunchtime Author Reception

Leah Henderson
The Magic in Changing Your Stars, Sterling Children's Books

Leah Henderson is the author of the middle-grade novel, One Shadow on the Wall, and her short story will be included in the YA anthology, Black Enough: Stories in Black Teenhood in America. She lives in Washington, DC. The Magic in Changing Your Stars will be published by Sterling Children's Books in April 2020. Find Leah on Twitter @LeahsMark and on her website at leahhendersonbooks.com.
Appearing at: Lunchtime Author Reception

Abigail Hing Wen
Loveboat, Taipei, HarperTeen

Abigail Hing Wen holds a BA from Harvard and a JD from Columbia, but like her main character, Ever, she is obsessed with musicals. When she’s not writing stories or listening to her favorite score, she is busy working as an attorney in venture capital and artificial intelligence in Silicon Valley, where she lives with her husband and two sons. Loveboat, Taipei is her first novel and will be published by HarperTeen in January 2020.
Appearing at: Evening Author Reception

Jim Hock
Father on the Line, Rare Bird Books

Jim Hock is the son of the late Los Angeles Rams offensive lineman John Hock. He served as chief of staff to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, spokesman for a U.S. Senator, and was the founder of a communications firm. Hock is the youngest of seven kids, played football in college, and worked as a Los Angeles Rams intern. He lives with his family outside of Washington, D.C. His first book, Hollywood's Team, came out in 2016. Father on the Line will be published by Rare Bird in May 2020.
Appearing at: Lunchtime Author Reception

June Hur
The Silence of Bones, Feiwel & Friends

June Hur was born in South Korea and raised in Canada, except for the time when she moved back to Korea and attended high school there (classes started at 8 am and ended at 10 pm). She studied history and literature at the University of Toronto. She began writing her debut novel, The Silence of Bones (Feiwel & Friends, April 2020), after obsessing over books about Joseon Korea. When she's not writing, she works as an assistant for the public library or can be found journaling at a coffee shop. Hur currently lives in Toronto with her husband and family. Follow her on Twitter @WriterJuneHur and her website, junehur.com.
Appearing at: Indies Introduce Presentation and Signing

Jordan Ifueko
Raybearer, Amulet

Jordan Ifueko is a Nigerian American writer who grew up eating fried plantains while reading comic books under a blanket fort. She now lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their collection of Black Panther Funko Pops. Raybearer is her debut novel and will be published by Amulet in April 2020.
Appearing at: Indies Introduce Presentation; Evening Author Reception

Paulette Jiles
Simon the Fiddler, William Morrow

Paulette Jiles is a novelist, poet, and memoirist. She is the author of Cousins, a memoir, and the novels Enemy Women, Stormy Weather, The Color of Lightning, Lighthouse Island, and News of the World, which was a finalist for the 2016 National Book Award. Simon the Fiddler will be published by William Morrow in April 2020. She lives on a ranch near San Antonio, Texas.
Appearing at: Evening Author Reception

Bradford Kane
Pitchfork Populism: Ten Political Forces That Shaped an Election and Continue to Change America, Prometheus Books

Bradford R. Kane has served in the US Congress as Legislative Counsel to Congresswoman Cardiss Collins; as Counsel to the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Consumer Protection; and as a member of President Clinton's Task Force on Health Care Reform. Thereafter, he served the State of California as Deputy Controller, Legislation, and subsequently, as a Deputy Secretary of Information Technology. He was also a member of the Nielsen Media Research Task Force on Television Measurement; created the Bipartisan Bridge (a public policy initiative to advance bipartisanship in American government); and developed environmental and economic equity initiatives. In the global arena, he was CEO of the International Commission on Workforce Development; and a Strategy Council member of the United Nations Global Alliance on ICT & Development. Pitchfork Populism was published by Prometheus Books in October 2019.
Appearing at: Lunchtime Author Reception

Fowzia Karimi
Above Us the Milky Way, Deep Vellum

Fowzia Karimi was born in Kabul, Afghanistan and immigrated to Southern California with her family after the Soviet Invasion. Karimi has a background in visual arts and biology. She received her MFA in creative writing from Mills College in Oakland, California. Her work explores the correspondence on the page between the written and the visual arts. She is a recipient of The Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, and illustrated The Brick House by Micheline Aharonian Marcom (Awst Press) and Vagrants and Uncommon Visitors by A. Kendra Greene (Anomalous Press). Her debut novel, Above Us the Milky Way, is an illustrated account of a family forced to flee their war-ravaged homeland, and comes out from Deep Vellum in April 2020. Karimi lives in Texas.
Appearing at: Lunchtime Author Reception

Margaret Kimberley
Prejudential: Black America and the Presidents, Truth to Power Books

Margaret Kimberley is a New York-based writer and activist for peace and justice issues. She has been a columnist for Black Agenda Report since its inception in 2006, and was for four years the weekly columnist for Black Commentator. Her work has appeared in the Dallas Morning News, the Chicago Defender, and on AlterNet, CounterPunch, and Buzzflash. Kimberley is a member of Stop the Merchants of Death (SMOD), a War Resisters League speakers' bureau committed to informing the public about corporate connections to American military activity. She is also a member of Clergy and Laity Concerned About Iraq. Prejudential will be published by Truth to Power Books (an imprint of Steerforth Press) in February 2020.
Appearing at: Evening Author Reception

Lily King
Writers & Lovers, Grove Press

Lily King is the author of the novels The Pleasing Hour, The English Teacher, Father of the Rain, and Euphoria, one of the New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Books of 2014 and winner of the Kirkus Prize. Writers & Lovers will be published by Grove Press in March 2020. She lives in Maine.
Appearing at: Evening Author Reception

TJ Klune
The House in the Cerulean Sea, Tor Books

TJ Klune is the Lambda Literary Award-winning author of The House in the Cerulean Sea (forthcoming from Tor in March 2020), The Extraordinaries (forthcoming from Tor Teen), and more. Being queer himself, TJ believes it’s important—now more than ever—to have accurate, positive, queer representation in stories. Visit him online at TJKluneBooks.com, on Twitter at @tjklune, and Instagram as @tjklunebooks.
Appearing at: Evening Author Reception

Wayne Koestenbaum
Figure It Out: Essays, Soft Skull

Wayne Koestenbaum’s twenty books include Camp Marmalade, Notes on Glaze, The Pink Trance Notebooks, My 1980s & Other Essays, Humiliation, Andy Warhol, Jackie Under My Skin, and The Queen’s Throat, a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. A new edition of his first novel, Circus; or, Moira Orfei in Aigues-Mortes, was published in 2019. He is a distinguished professor of English, French, and comparative literature at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York.Figure It Out: Essays will be published by Soft Skull Press in May 2020.
Appearing at: Lunchtime Author Reception

Joseph Kuefler
The Night is for Darkness, Balzer + Bray

Joseph Kuefler is the author-illustrator of The Digger and the Flower, Beyond the Pond and Rulers of the Playground. His upcoming The Night is for Darkness will be published by Balzer + Bray. He lives in Minnesota with his wife and children. You can visit him online at josephkuefler.com.
Appearing at: Evening Author Reception

Carla Malden
Search Heartache, Rare Bird Books

Raised in Los Angeles, Carla Malden began her career working in motion picture production and development before becoming a screenwriter. Along with her father, Academy Award winning actor Karl Malden, she co-authored his critically acclaimed memoir When Do I Start? More recently, Malden published Afterimage: A Brokenhearted Memoir of a Charmed Life, her own fiercely personal account of battling the before and surviving the after of losing her first husband to cancer. Malden’s feature writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, highlighting the marvels and foibles of Southern California and Hollywood. She sits on the board of the Geffen Playhouse. Search Heartache (Rare Bird, December 2019) is her first novel. Malden lives in Brentwood with her husband and ten minutes (depending on traffic) from her daughter.
Appearing at: Lunchtime Author Reception

Becky Mandelbaum
The Bright Side Sanctuary for Animals, Simon & Schuster

Becky Mandelbaum is the author of Bad Kansas, winner of the 2016 Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction and the 2018 High Plains Book Award for First Book. Her work has appeared in One Story, The Sun, The Missouri Review, The Georgia Review, Electric Literature, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and has been featured on Medium. She has received fellowships from Writing by Writers, a residency from The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, and has taught at Seattle’s Hugo House. Originally from Kansas, she currently lives in Washington State. The Bright Side Sanctuary for Animals is her first novel, forthcoming from Simon & Schuster.
Appearing at: Lunchtime Author Reception

Janae Marks
From the Desk of Zoe Washington, Katherine Tegen Books

Janae Marks graduated from the New School with an MFA in writing for children. When she isn’t writing fiction, she’s spending time with her husband and daughter at home in Connecticut. From the Desk of Zoe Washington is her debut novel and will be published by Katherine Tegen Books in January 2020. Visit Janae online at janaemarks.com.
Appearing at: Indies Introduce Presentation and Signing

Charlotte McConaghy
Migrations, Flatiron Books

Charlotte McConaghy is an author and screenwriter based in Sydney, Australia. Migrations is her U.S. debut and will be published by Flatiron Books in August 2020.
Appearing at: Evening Author Reception

Tobly McSmith
Stay Gold, HarperTeen

Tobly McSmith is the co-creator/writer of seven somewhat successful musical parodies including Friends! The Musical! (New York, North American Tour, Vegas Residence). Stay Gold is his first book, and will be published by HarperTeen in May 2020. McSmith was born in Texas. He now lives in New York City with his two cats, Buster and Bananas McSmith. He is proud to be transgender.
Appearing at: Indies Introduce Presentation and Signing

Ellen Meeropol
Her Sister's Tattoo, Red Hen Press

Ellen Meeropol is the author of three previous novels: Kinship of Clover (Women’s National Book Association Great Group Read, and literary fiction finalist for the Best Book Award), On Hurricane Island (semifinalist for the Massachusetts Book Award), and House Arrest. Recent essay publications include the Boston Globe, The Writer, and Guernica. Ellen’s dramatic script telling the story of the Rosenberg Fund for Children was produced most recently in Manhattan featuring Eve Ensler, Angela Davis, and Cotter Smith. A founding member of Straw Dog Writers Guild, Ellen leads their Social Justice Writing project. Her Sister's Tattoo will be published by Red Hen Press in April 2020. She lives in Northampton, MA.
Appearing at: Lunchtime Author Reception

Tehlor Kay Mejia
Paola Santiago and the River of Tears, Rick Riordan Presents

Tehlor Kay Mejia is an Oregon native in love with the alpine meadows and evergreen forests of her home state, where she lives with her daughter. Her short fiction appears in the All Out and Toil & Trouble anthologies from Harlequin Teen, and her debut YA fantasy novel, We Set the Dark on Fire, came out in February 2019 from Katherine Tegen/HarperCollins with five starred reviews. Paola Santiago and the River of Tears will be published by Rick Riodan Presents in August 2020. Her Twitter handle is @tehlorkay.
Appearing at: Evening Author Reception

Colin Meloy
Everyone's Awake, Chronicle Books

Colin Meloy is the lead singer and songwriter of The Decemberists, a highly celebrated (and uncommonly literary) band that has sold in excess of 1 million records. Colin has been recognized as much for his musical abilities—his ear for inventive and timeless melodies and his lilting vocals—as he has been for his unmatched lyrical prowess. Crafting each song as a vivid, imaginative story unto itself, he’s become one of the most distinctive and appreciated voices of our time. Colin is also the bestselling author of the Wildwood series of middle grade novels and The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid. His upcoming picture book, Everyone's Awake will be published by Chronicle Books in March 2020. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
Appearing at: Evening Author Reception

Joe Meno
Between Everything and Nothing: The Journey of Seidu Mohammed and Razak Iyal and the Quest for Asylum, Counterpoint

Joe Meno is a fiction writer and journalist who lives in Chicago. He is the winner of the Nelson Algren Award, a Pushcart Prize, the Great Lakes Book Award, and was a finalist for the Story Prize. The bestselling author of seven novels and two short story collections including Marvel and a Wonder, The Boy Detective Fails, and Hairstyles of the Damned, he is a professor in the English and Creative Writing department at Columbia College Chicago. Between Everything and Nothing will be published by Counterpoint in June 2020.
Appearing at: Lunchtime Author Reception

David Miller
Solved: How the World’s Great Cities Are Fixing the Climate Crisis, University of Toronto Press

David Miller, a Harvard trained economist and professionally a lawyer, serves as the North American Regional Director, Director of International Diplomacy, and Global Ambassador of Inclusive Climate Action at C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group. He is responsible for supporting North American Mayors in their climate leadership and for building a global movement for socially equitable action to mitigate and adapt to climate change. He served as Chair of C40 Cities from 2008 until 2010, and was Mayor of Toronto from 2003 to 2010. He is an advocate for the creation of sustainable urban economies, and a champion for the next generation of jobs through sustainability.
Appearing at: Lunchtime Author Reception

Charlotte Milner
The Bat Book, DK

Charlotte Milner is an illustrator and author based in London. She studied illustration at Kingston University where she discovered picture books as a tool to bring non-fiction topics to life. Since graduating in 2015 she has been designing, writing, and illustrating to bring information to little readers. Charlotte has a natural flair for illustrated storytelling and a keen interest in conservation. The Bat Book will be published by DK in February 2020.
Appearing at: Lunchtime Author Reception

Wayétu Moore
The Dragons, The Giant, The Women: A Memoir, Graywolf Press

Wayétu Moore is the author of She Would Be King and the founder of One Moore Book. Her upcoming memoir, The Dragons, The Giant, The Women will be published by Graywolf Press in June 2020. She is a graduate of Howard University, Columbia University, and the University of Southern California. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Appearing at: Evening Author Reception

Marie Mutsuki Mockett
American Harvest: God, Country, and Farming in the Heartland, Graywolf Press

Marie Mutsuki Mockett is the author of American Harvest: God, Country, and Farming in the Heartland (Graywolf Press, April 2020), as well as a novel, Picking Bones from Ash, and a memoir, Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye, which was a finalist for the PEN Open Book Award. She lives in San Francisco.
Appearing at: Evening Author Reception

Aimee Nezhukumatathil
World of Wonder: Essays, Milkweed Editions

Aimee Nezhukumatathil is the author of World of Wonder: Essays, a book of illustrated nature essays, forthcoming from Milkweed Editions in 2020. She is also the author of four collections of poems: Oceanic, Lucky Fish, At the Drive-in Volcano, and Miracle Fruit, as well as a the chapbook Lace & Pyrite, a collaboration of nature poems with Ross Gay. She is the poetry editor of Orion magazine and her poems have appeared in Best American Poetry 2018, American Poetry Review, New England Review, Poetry Magazine, Ploughshares, and Tin House. She is a professor of English in the University of Mississippi's MFA program.
Appearing at: Lunchtime Author Reception

David Nicholls
Sweet Sorrow, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

David Nicholls is the best-selling author of Us, One Day, The Understudy, and Starter for Ten. His novels have sold over eight million copies worldwide and are published in 40 languages. Nicholls trained as an actor before making the switch to writing, and he recently won a BAFTA for Patrick Melrose, his adaptation of the novels by Edward St Aubyn, which also won him an Emmy nomination. Sweet Sorrow will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in May 2020. He lives in London.
Appearing at: Lunchtime Author Reception

Chuck Palaniuk
Consider This: Moments in My Writing Life After Which Everything Was Different, Grand Central Publishing

Chuck Palahniuk has been a nationally bestselling author since his first novel, 1996's Fight Club, was made into the acclaimed David Fincher film of the same name. Palahniuk's work has sold millions of copies worldwide. His forthcoming book, Consider This: Moments in My Writing Life After Which Everything Was Different will be published by Grand Central in January 2020. He lives outside Portland, Oregon.
Appearing at: Evening Author Reception

James Ponti
City Spies, Aladdin

James Ponti was born in Italy, raised in Florida, and went to college in California. After receiving a degree in screenwriting from the USC Film School, he began a career writing and producing television shows for the likes of Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, PBS, Spike TV, History Channel, and Golf Channel. His upcoming City Spies will be published by Aladdin in March 2020. James loves writing, travel, and the Boston Red Sox. He lives with his family in Maitland, Florida.
Appearing at: Evening Author Reception

Kim Powers
Rules for Being Dead, Blair

Kim Powers is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir The History of Swimming (a Barnes & Noble "Discover” book and Lambda Literary Award finalist for Best Memoir), the novel Capote in Kansas: A Ghost Story, and the newly released thriller Dig Two Graves. He’s currently the senior writer for ABC’s 20/20, and has received an Emmy, Peabody, and two Edward R. Murrow Awards. He also wrote the screenplay for the festival-favorite indie film Finding North. In 2007, he was selected as one of the "Out 100"―Out Magazine’s most influential gays and lesbians in the country. A native Texan, he received an MFA from the Yale School of Drama. He lives in Manhattan and Asbury Park, NJ, where he is the host of the wildly popular BookFlix, an ongoing series of monthly interviews with authors and filmmakers.
Appearing at: Lunchtime Author Reception

Mark Rader
The Wanting Life, Unnamed Press

Mark Rader has had stories published in Glimmer Train, Epoch, The Southern Review and shortlisted for an O. Henry Award, the Best American Non-Required Reading anthology, and a Pushcart Prize. He has an MFA in creative writing from Cornell University. His debut novel, The Wanting Life will be published by Unnamed Press in February 2020. He currently lives in Chicago.
Appearing at: Indies Introduce Presentation and Signing

Pam Muñoz Ryan
Mañanaland, Scholastic Press

Pam Muñoz Ryan is the recipient of the Newbery Honor Medal and the Kirkus Prize for her New York Times bestselling novel, Echo, as well as the NEA's Human and Civil Rights Award and the Virginia Hamilton Literary Award for multicultural literature for her body of work. Her celebrated novels, Echo, Esperanza Rising, The Dreamer, Riding Freedom, Becoming Naomi Léon, and Paint the Wind, have received countless accolades, among them two Pura Belpré Awards, a NAPPA Gold Award, a Jane Addams Children's Book Award, and two Américas Awards. Her acclaimed picture books include Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride and When Marian Sang, both illustrated by Brian Selznick, and Tony Baloney, illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham, as well as a beginning reader series featuring Tony Baloney. Mañanaland will be published in March 2020 by Scholastic Press. Ryan lives near San Diego, California, with her family.
Appearing at: Scholastic Meet & Treat After Party

Loriel Ryon
Into the Tall, Tall Grass, Margaret K. McElderry Books

Loriel Ryon spent her childhood with her nose in a book, reading in restaurants, on the school bus, and during every family vacation. When she wasn’t reading, Loriel built volcanoes, made jewelry, rescued tadpoles with her siblings, and raised butterflies. Now an author of middle grade and young adult fiction and a nurse, she lives in the beautiful New Mexico desert with her husband and two daughters. Into the Tall, Tall Grass is her debut book and will be published by Margaret K. McElderry Books in April 2020.
Appearing at: Indies Introduce Presentation and Signing

Layla F. Saad
Me and White Supremacy, Sourcebooks

Layla F. Saad is the author of the ground-breaking Me And White Supremacy (Sourcebooks, February 2020) and the host of Good Ancestor Podcast. She is a globally sought speaker on the topics of race, spirituality, feminism and leadership. Layla’s work is driven by her powerful desire to become a "good ancestor"; to live and work in ways that leave a legacy of healing and liberation for those who will come after she is gone.
Appearing at: Evening Author Reception

Cynthia Salaysay
Private Lessons, Candlewick Press

Cynthia Salaysay holds a bachelor’s degree in English from University of California Berkeley, and has workshopped her fiction at Tin House. She has written food and culture articles for the San Francisco Examiner, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, the East Bay Express, and Civil Eats. Currently, she works as a Reiki practitioner and an operating-room nurse in Oakland, California. Private Lessons is her first novel and will be published by Candlewick Press in May 2020.
Appearing at: Indies Introduce Presentation and Signing

Alexis Schaitkin
Saint X, Celadon Books

Alexis Schaitkin’s short stories and essays have appeared in Ecotone, Southwest ReviewThe Southern Review, the New York Times, and elsewhere. Her fiction has been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories and The Best American Nonrequired Reading. She received her MFA in fiction from the University of Virginia, where she was a Henry Hoyns Fellow. She lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts, with her husband and son. Saint X (Celadon Books, February 2020) is her debut novel.
Appearing at: Indies Introduce Presentation; Evening Author Reception

Jaime Schmidt
Supermaker: Crafting Business on Your Own Terms, Chronicle Prism

Jaime Schmidt is an entrepreneur and maker who created Schmidt’s deodorant in her Portland, Oregon, kitchen in 2010, and led the company to acquisition by Unilever in December 2017. Since then, Jaime has launched the progressive media company Supermaker, the inclusive investment fund Color, and continues to support the international expansion of Schmidt’s. Her story has been covered by Forbes, Inc., Fast Company, FOX News, NBC’s Today, Well+Good, and more. She speaks regularly at events such as Create & Cultivate, Beautycon, and the Ernst + Young Strategic Growth Forum. Supermaker will be published by Chronicle Prism in April 2020.
Appearing at: Evening Author Reception

Janet Skeslien Charles
The Paris Library, Atria Books

Janet Skeslien Charles is the award-winning author of Moonlight in Odessa and the upcoming The Paris Library (Atria Books). Her shorter work has appeared in revues such as Slice and Montana Noir. She learned about the history of the American Library in Paris while working there as the programs manager. She divides her time between Montana and Paris.
Appearing at: Evening Author Reception

Dashka Slater
A Book for Escargot, Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers

Dashka Slater has written many picture books, including Escargot, which won the Wanda Gag Book Award, Baby Shoes, and The Antlered Ship, which was a Junior Library Guild Selection and received four starred reviews. Her nonfiction young adult novel The 57 Bus won several accolades including the Stonewall Book Award and the Boston Globe–Horn Book Nonfiction Book Award. A Book for Escargot will be published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers in April 2020. Slater lives in Berkeley, California.
Appearing at: Evening Author Reception

Anna Solomon
The Book of V., Henry Holt and Co.

Anna Solomon is the author of Leaving Lucy Pear and The Little Bride and a two-time winner of the Pushcart Prize. Her short fiction and essays have appeared in publications including The New York Times Magazine, One Story, Ploughshares, Slate, and more. Coeditor with Eleanor Henderson of Labor Day: True Birth Stories by Today’s Best Women Writers, Solomon was born and raised in Gloucester, Massachusetts, and lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children. The Book of V. will be published by Henry Holt and Co. in May 2020.
Appearing at: Lunchtime Author Reception

Christina Soontornvat
A Wish in the Dark, Candlewick Press

Christina Soontornvat grew up in a small Texas town where she spent many childhood days behind the counter of her parents’ Thai restaurant with her nose in a book. She is the author of many books for young readers, including The Blunders, illustrated by Colin Jack. A Wish in the Dark will be published by Candlewick Press in March 2020. Soontornvat now lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and two children.
Appearing at: Evening Author Reception

Amber Sparks
And I Do Not Forgive You, Liveright

Amber Sparks is the author of The Unfinished World, and her fiction and essays have appeared in American Short Fiction, Paris Review, Tin House, Granta, and elsewhere. And I Do Not Forgive You will be published by Liveright in February 2020. Sparks lives in Washington, DC, with her husband, daughter, and two cats.
Appearing at: Evening Author Reception

Rebecca Stead
The List of Things That Will Not Change, Random House Children's Books

Rebecca Stead is the author of When You Reach Me, which was a New York Times bestseller and winner of the Newbery Medal and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Fiction, and Liar & Spy, which was also a New York Times bestseller, won the Guardian Prize for Children's Fiction, and was on multiple state master lists and best of the year lists. Her most recent book, Goodbye Stranger, was a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book for Fiction and a New York Times bestseller. She is also the author of First Light, which was nominated for many state awards. The List of Things That Will Not Change will be published by Random House Children's Books in April 2020. She lives in New York City with her family. Visit her online at rebeccasteadbooks.com and on Twitter @rebstead.
Appearing at: Evening Author Reception

Kawai Strong Washburn
Sharks in the Time of Saviors, MCD

Kawai Strong Washburn was born and raised on the Hamakua coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. His work has appeared in Best American Nonrequired Reading, McSweeney’s, and Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading, among others. He was a 2015 Tin House Summer Scholar and 2015 Bread Loaf work-study scholar. Today, he lives with his wife and daughters in the Minneapolis. Sharks in the Time of Saviors is his first novel and will be published by MCD in March 2020.
Appearing at: Lunchtime Author Reception

Jillian Tamaki
My Best Friend, Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Jillian Tamaki is an illustrator and artist best known for her graphic novels. This One Summer, cocreated with Mariko Tamaki, was awarded a Caldecott Honor, a Printz Honor, and an Eisner Award. She is the author-illustrator of They Say Blue and the illustrator of My Best Friend by Julie Fogliano, forthcoming from Atheneum Books for Young Readers in March 2020. Jillian lives in Toronto.
Appearing at: Evening Author Reception

Thomas Taylor
Gargantis, Walker Books US

Thomas Taylor is an award-winning author-illustrator for children. He illustrated the cover for the very first Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and has since gone on to write and illustrate several picture books and young novels; most recently he illustrated Scarlett Hart: Monster Hunter, written by Marcus Sedgwick. Gargantis (Walker Books US, May 2020) is his second title in the Legends of Eerie-on-Sea sequence; the first, Malamander, was published to huge acclaim in 2019. He lives on the south coast of England and can be found on Facebook and Twitter: @ThomasHTaylor.
Appearing at: Evening Author Reception

Sam Tschida
Siri, Who Am I?, Quirk Books

Sam Tschida (pronounced "cheetah") is from the wilds of Minnesota, where she lives with a motley crew of kids, dogs, and one handsome man. She is the co-founder of ManuFixed, an editorial consulting company and a writing workshop that services the Twin Cities. In her spare time she runs, exercises, and watches Netflix. Siri, Who Am I? will be published by Quirk Books in May 2020.
Appearing at: Evening Author Reception

Patrice Vecchione
My Shouting, Shattered, Whispering Voice: A Guide to Writing Poetry and Speaking Your Voice, Seven Stories Press

Poet, nonfiction writer, and teacher Patrice Vecchione has edited several highly acclaimed anthologies for young adults including Truth & Lies, which was named one of the best children's books by School Library Journal; Revenge & Forgiveness; and Faith & Doubt, named a best book of the year for young adults by the American Library Association. She's the author of Writing and the Spiritual Life and Step into Nature: Nurturing Imagination and Spirit in Everyday Life, as well as two collections of poetry. For many years, Vecchione has taught poetry and creative writing to young people, often working with migrant children. She is a columnist for her local daily paper, The Monterey Herald, and has published essays on children and poetry for several outlets including the California Library Association Journal. See more at patricevecchione.com.
Appearing at: Lunchtime Author Reception

Randy Wayne White
Fins, Roaring Brook Press

Randy Wayne White is the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of the Doc Ford series. In 2011, Randy was named a Florida Literary Legend by the Florida Heritage Society. A fishing and nature enthusiast, he has written extensively for National Geographic Adventure, Men's Journal, and Men's Health. He lives on Sanibel Island, Florida, where he was a light-tackle fishing guide for many years, and spends much of his free time windsurfing, playing baseball, and hanging out at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille. Fins is Randy Wayne White’s first middle-grade novel and will be published by Roaring Brook Press in March 2020.
Appearing at: Evening Author Reception

Elizabeth Wetmore
Valentine, Harper

Elizabeth Wetmore is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her fiction has appeared in Epoch, Kenyon Review, Colorado Review, Baltimore Review, Crab Orchard Review, Iowa Review, and other literary journals. She is the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and two fellowships from the Illinois Arts Council, as well as a grant from the Barbara Deming Foundation. She was also a Rona Jaffe Scholar in Fiction at Bread Loaf and a Fellow at the MacDowell Colony, and one of six writers in residence at Hedgebrook. Valentine is Wetmore's debut novel and will be published by Harper in April 2020. A native of West Texas, she lives and works in Chicago.
Appearing at: Evening Author Reception

Deborah Wiles
Kent State, Scholastic Press

Deborah Wiles is the author of the picture book Freedom Summer and the novels: Love, Ruby Lavender; The Aurora County All-Stars; and Each Little Bird That Sings, a National Book Award finalist; and A Long Line of Cakes. She is also the author of the documentary novels Countdown, Revolution and Anthem. Kent State will be published by Scholastic Press in April 2020. She has vivid memories of ducking and covering under her school desk during air-raid drills at the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis. She also sang in the Glee Club, was a champion speller, and hated Field Day. Deborah lives in Atlanta, Georgia. You can visit her on the web at deborahwiles.com or on Twitter at @DeborahWiles101.
Appearing at: Scholastic Meet & Treat After Party

Ian Williams
Reproduction, Europa Editions

Poet, short story writer, and novelist Ian Williams was named one of “ten Canadian writers to watch out for” by CBC in 2018. His poetry has been shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize and the Robert Kroetsch Poetry Book Award. He won the Danuta Gleed Literary Award for his short stories. Williams holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Toronto and is currently an assistant professor of poetry in the creative writing program at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Reproduction, his debut novel publishing in May 2020 by Europa Editions, was a CBC Spring & Black History Month pick and dubbed one of the “Buzziest Books of 2019” by Chatelaine Magazine.
Appearing at: Lunchtime Author Reception

Molly Wizenberg
The Fixed Stars, Abrams Press

Molly Wizenberg is the author of two bestselling books, A Homemade Life and Delancey, and the James Beard Award–winning blog Orangette. She has written for the Washington Post, the Guardian, Saveur, and Bon Appétit, and she also cohosts the podcast Spilled Milk. With chef Brandon Pettit, Wizenberg cofounded the award-winning Seattle restaurants Delancey and Essex.
Appearing at: Evening Author Reception

Karen Tei Yamashita
Sansei & Sensibility, Coffee House Press

Karen Tei Yamashita is the author of seven books, including I Hotel, finalist for the National Book Award, and most recently, Letters to Memory, all published by Coffee House Press. Her upcoming Sansei & Sensibility will also be published by Coffee House Press. Recipient of the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature and a U.S. Artists’ Ford Foundation Fellowship, she is professor emerita of literature and creative writing at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Appearing at: Lunchtime Author Reception

An Yu
Braised Pork, Grove Press

An Yu was born and raised in Beijing, and left at the age of eighteen to study in New York at NYU. A graduate of the NYU MFA in creative writing, she writes her fiction in English. She is twenty-six years old and lives between Paris and Hong Kong. Braised Pork is her first novel and will be published by Grove Press in April 2020.
Appearing at: Indies Introduce Presenation and Signing

Tanya Zabinski
Peace, Love, Action!, Plum Blossom Books

A recipient of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators conference's Tomie dePaola Award, Tanya Zabinski views life as the ultimate artwork and aspires to live an artful, heartful, and mindful life. A true community artist, Zabinski and her husband founded the Elmwood Avenue Arts Festival in Buffalo, New York, and for 25 years have run Planet Love, their own art-based business, exhibiting at more than 20 outdoor art and music festivals per year. Zabinski's prints reach a wide circulation through printing on T-shirts, housewares, and other objects. Peace, Love, Action! was published by Plumb Blooms Books/Parallax Press in August 2019. She resides in Buffalo, New York.
Appearing at: Lunchtime Author Reception

Laura Zigman
Separation Anxiety, Ecco

Laura Zigman is the author of Animal Husbandry (which was made into the movie, Someone Like You, starring Hugh Jackman and Ashley Judd), Dating Big Bird, Piece of Work and Her. She has been a contributor to the New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Huffington Post, produced a popular online series of animated videos, "Annoying Conversations," and was the recipient of a Yaddo residency. Separation Anxiety will be published in March 2020 by Ecco. Zigman lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her husband, son, and deeply human Sheltie.
Appearing at: Evening Author Reception

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