Late Night Library

Julia Fierro – Cutting Teeth

Late Night Conversation, hosted by Kristin Maffei

Tonight we hear from Julia Fierro, author of Cutting Teeth (St. Martin’s Press, May 2014) and one of this year’s most anticipated debut novelists. With humorous transparency, Julia talks with Kristin about everything from the unique challenge of being a woman (and a mother) in the publishing world, to the misery of being rejected by “every editor in New York City,” to her plans for her next two books. Join them for a good laugh and an insightful conversation on feminism, publishing, and the process of making good art.

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I realized when I went home that night after lunch with my editor that I had written this very personal novel about my conflicted feelings about motherhood and being a woman in this mid-life stage, and I wrote it in the privacy of my little cubicle at the writer’s space, and I had revealed all of my flaws and insecurities and fears and now it’s going public! And I was like ‘Oh my god…’



JULIA FIERRO’s debut novel, Cutting Teeth, was a Library Journal “Spring Best Debut” and on “Most Anticipated” lists by HuffPost Books, The Millions, Flavorwire and Marie Claire. Julia’s work has been published, or is forthcoming, in Poets & Writers, Glamour and other publications, and she has been profiled in The Observer and The Economist. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she founded Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop, home to 2500 writers.

Posted on: July 8, 2014 · Homepage, Late Night Conversation, Podcasts ·Tags: , , , , .

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