Trisha De Guzman

@trishadeg

associate editor at FSG Books For Young Readers (@mackidsbooks). 🇵🇭 filipinx immigrant, she/her. i really like hamsters #WeNeedDiverseBooks

Brooklyn, NY

Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Younger Readers

Trisha de Guzman @trishadeg · May 28

MIDDLE GRADE

- gentle contemporary romances about queer young people falling in love for the first time
- historical fiction highlighting overlooked events or individuals from marginalized groups
- contemporary novels about POC immigrants/second generation Americans

#MSWL

Trisha de Guzman @trishadeg · May 28

Trisha de Guzman @trishadeg

Like many of us in these strange times, I’ve been taking comfort in books. And it’s made me think of the kinds of stories I want to champion.

Most of this won’t be a surprise, but for what it’s worth, here’s my current #MSWL:

YOUNG ADULT

- high-concept, darkly comic modern fables with literary writing and crossover appeal like THE PISCES or GEEK LOVE
- eerie and atmospheric fantasies inspired by non-Western mythology
- sweet contemporary rom-coms about QPOC main characters

#MSWL

Trisha de Guzman @trishadeg · May 28

YOUNG ADULT

- contemporary stories that take a tongue-in-cheek approach to deconstructing toxic gender norms
- ripped-from-the headlines contemporary novels with literary writing and whipsmart sociopolitical commentary

#MSWL

Trisha de Guzman @trishadeg · Apr 24

CAN'T STOP WON'T STOP on my #mswl a #contemporary #fantasy #mg that gives me legit creeps. Monsters, ghosts, etc WELCOME

Trisha de Guzman @trishadeg · Apr 24

oh ALSO ALSO a take on metoo with a cheeky twist, preferably starting qpoc that examines the intersection of identifying with more than one marginalized group #ya #contemporary #mswl

Trisha de Guzman @trishadeg · Apr 24

ok here's another one: #mswl a sweet #contemporary #ya rom-com about a qpoc with an adorable meet-cute. I know this is super general but that's because I want so much of this!!

Trisha de Guzman @trishadeg · Apr 24

another #mswl: a home invasion story with a twist. but the "victim" is an action girl who ends up hunting THEM down because she is way better at surviving than they are #ya #contemporary this is basically the plot of the movie YOU'RE NEXT

Trisha de Guzman @trishadeg · 15 Aug 2019

CAAM @CAAM

Sony’s Stage 6 Films Plots Sequel To Sundance Sleeper ‘Searching’ starring a @CAAM favorite, John Cho. bit.ly/2Z15mO9

In light of this amazing news, I'd love a gritty, contemporary YA thriller that, like the excellent film SEARCHING, utilizes the unique quirks and challenges that technology/social media have introduced into our lives #mswl