Mira Jacob, Alexandra Machinist, Lisa Pearson, and Hannah Tinti
Moderated by Harriet Shenkman
Co-sponsored with the Women’s National Book Association, NYC Chapter
Mira Jacob’s debut novel The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing was a Barnes & Noble Discover New Writers selection. Her graphic memoir Good Talk is forthcoming from One World in March 2019. Alexandra Machinist is a partner and literary agent at ICM Partners in New York City. She represents best-selling authors across all genres around the world. Lisa Pearson is the founder of Siglio Press, a small, fiercely independent press driven by its feminist ethos and its commitment to writers and artists who obey no boundaries, pay no fealty to trends and invite readers to see the world anew by reading word and image in provocative, unfamiliar ways. Hannah Tinti is the author of the novel The Good Thief, which won The Center for Fiction’s first novel prize; the story collection Animal Crackers, a runner-up for the PEN/Hemingway Award; and the novel, The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley, a national bestseller. She teaches creative writing at New York University’s MFA program and is co-founder and executive editor of One Story magazine.