Writing professor Susan Shapiro, an NYU alum, is the author of books her family hates including Unhooked, Five Men Who Broke My Heart, the writing guide The Byline Bible and the new memoir The Forgiveness Tour. Follow her on Twitter @susanshapironet or Instagram @Profsue123
Before launching her boutique agency, Ayesha Pande worked at FSG, HarperCollins and Crown Publishers. She’s a member of AAR, PEN and Asian American Writer’s Workshop. She handles literary and popular fiction, young adult, women’s, African-American and international fiction.
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Rakesh Satyal, a Senior Editor at Atria Books, previously worked at Doubleday and HarperCollins, was on the advisory board for PEN's World Voices Festival and taught at NYU's publishing program. He's the author of the novels Blue Boy and No One Can Pronounce My Name.
Krishan Trotman is the founder of Legacy Lit, an imprint of Hachette Book Group. Essence magazine called her one of the leading Black publishing executives. She's coauthor of the Queens of Resistance biography series of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Maxine Waters, Elizabeth Warren and Nancy Pelosi published by Penguin.
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Before becoming executive editor at Crown, Paul Whitlatch worked at Scribner and Norton, publishing fiction and nonfiction. He’s an NYU graduate who has taught in NYU’s publishing program.