Senior Literary Agent at Writers House. Dual citizen of the Midwest and NYC. Here to talk books, theater, and tennis. Played by Donna Murphy on Quantico.
New York, NY
Rebecca Sherman @RebeccAgentListen to those lyrics sung by and to a transwoman. The meaning is only elevated and deepened. They make more sense. They meet today. I haven't seen the show as a whole, but I can only imagine that casting people of color does the same.
These choices apply to writing just the same. I am interested in inclusion that is just this purposeful, layered, and (as James Cordon so perfectly says) "beautiful." I want to see a YA with this Seymour and Audrey. #MSWL
And YA with a the high school Darlene Conner, all in black, surrounded by family who doesn't know what to do as she dies her hair in the sink. Not a capital D depression book, but a book about how things change when coming of age doesn't go smoothly. #mswl
Mark Kelly @ShuttleCDRKellyI used to have an identical twin brother. Then this happened.... amp.cnn.com/cnn/2018/03/14…
Though I am not one for high fantasy or SF, I would raise my hand and say "me, me, me" for a YA set in the near future, back on earth that began with this sentence. #mswl
The Public Theater @PublicTheaterNYAnd while we're talking about Shakespeare/America/Revolutions, here is a fascinating story that happened right here on Astor Place! Check out this great @folgerlibrary piece about the #Macbeth Riot of 1849. (Sorry, no emojis) 😉👑. #BrushUpYourShakespeare
#mswl I have wanted a YA non-fiction or historical fiction about this event FOR YEARS.