Jia Tolentino is a staff writer at the New Yorker, formerly the deputy editor at Jezebel and a contributing editor at the Hairpin. She grew up in Texas, went to University of Virginia, and got her MFA in fiction from the University of Michigan. She’s represented by Amy Williams and has a book of essays called Trick Mirror forthcoming from Random House in 2019. (You can preorder it!) Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, TIME, Grantland, Slate, Pitchfork, Bon Appetit, SPIN, and Fader. She has a dog, clearly, and lives in Brooklyn.
If you are curious about something related to my writing, I might’ve gotten into it at Longform or Catapult or Tin House or Brooklyn Magazine or Mythos (where these photos, taken by the wonderful Elena Mudd, are from).
You can find me:
• at Books Are Magic on January 10th, talking to Lili Anolik about Hollywood’s Eve
• at the Strand on January 15th, talking to Leslie Jamison about The Recovering