Everyone Reads 2022: Mira Jacob


Mira Jacob

Mira Jacob is a novelist, memorialist, illustrator and cultural critic. Its graphics memory Good conversation: a memoir in conversation was shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award, shortlisted for the PEN Open Book Award, named New York Times Notable Book, as well as best book of the year by Time, Squire, Editor’s Weekly, and Library Journal. It is currently in development as a television series with Film 44. His novel The sleepwalker’s dance guide was a choice of Barnes & Noble Discover New Writers, shortlisted for India’s Tata First Literature Award, shortlisted for the Brooklyn Literary Eagles Prize, and named one of the best books of 2014 by Kirkus Reviews, the Boston Globe, Goodreads, Bustle and The Millions. Her work has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Electric Literature, Tin House, Literary Hub, Guernica, Vogue, and The Telegraph. She is currently a Visiting Professor in the MFA Creative Writing Program at The New School and a founding faculty member of the MFA Program at Randolph College. She is the co-founder of Pete’s Reading Series in Brooklyn, where she spent 13 years bringing literary fiction, non-fiction, and poetry to Williamsburg. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, documentary director Jed Rothstein, and their son.

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