About

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. 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.

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May 11, talking about Juuling on Brian Lehrer

May 16, appearing at Unladylike Live at the Bell House

July 26, doing a craft talk at the 92Y Young Writers’ Workshop

July 28, doing a Q&A at Catapult’s “Don’t Write Alone” Weekend in NYC

August 3, speaking at the Betsy-Tacy Convention in Minneapolis

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).

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