Literary agent & VP at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret.
New York, NY
It's thrilling to see that legends, icons, and heroes Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera will finally be receiving tribute statues in NYC. I've said it before, but I still #MSWL a vigorous, thoughtful book about their friendship and their power.
I’d be ecstatic to find more nonfiction for any age. I particularly swoon for memoirs, popular history, social commentary, and pop culture. Recent loves: Laymon’s Heavy, Chee’s How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, Westover’s Educated. #MSWL
I am ALWAYS looking for YA fantasy or sci-fi. It’s not even out yet, but Swati Teerdhala’s stunner, The Tiger at Midnight is EXACTLY the kind of high-stakes, thrilling novel that I tumble head over heels for. #MSWL
Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528Hello, friends! Haven’t been here in awhile and probably won’t be popping back in too much for reasons I won’t bore you with. But I wanted to open the year with some #MSWL. I’m always on the lookout!
I’d love to find some wonderful author-illustrators in any space from middle-grade to adult in fiction or nonfiction. Can be for pure graphic novels or more mashed-up, partially illustrated projects! #MSWL
Nathan @NathanDunbarTwo WW2 soldiers fell in love & wrote 100s of love letters, recently discovered.
From 1 letter, "Wouldn't it be wonderful if all our letters could be published in the future in a more enlightened time. Then all the world could see how in love we are." bbc.com/news/uk-englan…
Trust Black Women and Paid Them Damnit @CreatyveBooksDear YA,
Stop saying certain genres are dead. I'm still waiting for my Black Witches. My Black shapeshifters, vampires, fairies, demon slayers. Hell I'm still waiting for my Black Love story. Also fluffy carefree fat girls.
There's a demand so make it happen
#MSWL minus faeries who I don't really like to read about regardless of race or ethnicity.
Jason Porath @jasonporathIn 1986, a 22-year-old flight attendant named Neerja Bhanot fended off a group of armed hijackers on Pan Am flight 73. pic.twitter.com/1IL79ZC04i