Mira Jacob, MFA Creative Writing ’10

Mira Jacob, MFA Creative Writing ’10, who is currently a faculty member at The New School, is the author of the critically acclaimed novel The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing, which was a Barnes & Noble Discover New Writers pick, shortlisted for India’s Tata First Literature Award, and longlisted for the Brooklyn Literary Eagles Prize. It received an honor from the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association, and was named one of the best books of 2014 by Kirkus Reviews, the Boston Globe, Goodreads, Bustle, and The Millions. Her writing and drawings have appeared in The New York Times, Guernica, Vogue, the Telegraph, Buzzfeed, and Tin House, and she has a drawn column on Shondaland.

Jacob most recently published a graphic memoir, Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations, which has received wide praise. The New York Times Book Review praises how Good Talk “helps us think through this term [‘person of color’] with grace and disarming wit.”

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