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Mira Jacob

Biography

Mira Jacob

Mira Jacob is the author and illustrator of GOOD TALK: A Memoir in Conversations. Her critically acclaimed novel, THE SLEEPWALKER'S GUIDE TO DANCING, 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 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, Electric Literature, Tin House, Literary HubGuernicaVogue, the Telegraph and Buzzfeed, and she has a drawn column on Shondaland. She currently teaches at The New School, and she is 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, nonfiction and poetry to Williamsburg.

She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, documentary filmmaker Jed Rothstein, and their son.

Mira Jacob

Books by Mira Jacob

by Mira Jacob - Graphic Novel, Memoir, Nonfiction

Like many six-year-olds, Mira Jacob’s half-Jewish, half-Indian son, Z, has questions about everything. At first they are innocuous enough, but as tensions from the 2016 election spread from the media into his own family, they become much, much more complicated. Trying to answer him honestly, Mira has to think back to where she’s gotten her own answers: her most formative conversations about race, color, sexuality and, of course, love.