Who’s Who at Book Riot Live: Round 4

The additions continue! Here’s why we’re so excited about our four newest speakers:

Alyssa Cole talked to the Smart Bitches Trashy Books podcast about how, in Nigeria, romances aren’t a gendered reading past-time, among other discoveries from her column “Romancing the Globe.” (Bonus: you also get to listen to her talk about how Ebola doesn’t work for romantic comedy.)

Ayize Jama-Everett‘s sf/f novels grew out of his early love for comics.

Mara Wilson tells Brokelyn why she did a cameo on Broad City, and why she prefers writing to acting.

Libraries are not just about books: Shakira Smalls‘s jobs training program was instrumental in the Arverne Library’s being a grand prize winner for the 2016 NYC Neighborhood Library Awards.