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Who’s Who at Book Riot Live 2016: Round 2

Jenn Northington

Director, Editorial Operations

Jenn Northington has worked in the publishing industry wearing various hats since 2004, including bookseller and events director, and is currently Director of Editorial Operations at Riot New Media Group. You can hear her on the SFF Yeah! podcast nerding out about sci-fi and fantasy. When she’s not working, she’s most likely gardening, running, or (obviously) reading. Find her on Tumblr at jennIRL and Instagram at iamjennIRL.

As you might have noticed (because we keep talking about it), we’ve been adding speakers to the Book Riot Live 2016 line-up! We’ll be revealing more speakers — and details about the programming — as summer continues; in the meantime, please allow me to introduce you to our newest guests.

author photo collage with Charlie Jane Anders, Valentine De Landro, Meg Medina, Walter Mosley, Patrick Phillips, and Phoebe Robinson

Charlie Jane Anders: If you’ve ever wondered how she came to work for and then became a novelist, this in-depth interview with Lightspeed Magazine has all the answers you’re looking for.

Valentine De Landro: Back when Bitch Planet was first announced, De Landro talked about Ang Lee, grindhouse, and creator-owned work with Multiversity Comics.

Meg Medina: recently talked with PW about the challenges of writing historical fiction, the Son of Sam, feminism, and the Cuban-American experience.

Want to get a feel for Walter Mosley? Read his amazing ode to Louisiana, via the NY Times, which includes this gem among many: “I’m not saying that you have to be a reader to save your soul in the modern world. I’m saying it helps.” (Preach, sir. Preach.)

Patrick Phillips: is an award-winning poet turned historian, and in this interview he talks about both his poetry and which character from The Wire he thinks he’d be

Phoebe Robinson: had to come up with all new stand-up material when she broke up with her boyfriend (and has strong feelings about Daria)