“Two best friends who attended [the Writing What You Don’t Know] panel, Joanna and Amber, had come from Pennsylvania to enjoy New York for the weekend. Both were reading when I rudely interrupted them to find out what had brought them there, and they seemed emblematic of the crowd at large.”
Publishing Perspectives wrote up Book Riot Live, and if your names are Joanna and Amber, you’re in it.
“Jemisin likes the freedom that world building allows, letting her set up unique un-Earthly axioms, as in her latest book The Fifth Season. On the other hand, Atwood was quick to add that she doesn’t make anything up, per se.”
The Guardian wrote up our Writing What You Don’t Know panel with N.K. Jemisin and Margaret Atwood.
“It was a weekend characterized by dynamic conversations: on the various stages, there were live podcast recordings, panels on bookish topics ranging from specific craft-related challenges to issues of inclusion and diversity in publishing at large, and authors like Margaret Atwood and Laurie Halse Anderson to get the crowds riled up (they were talking about sexism and censorship, respectively).”
The Millions reviews Book Riot Live, and contemplates the interactions of readers and conventions.