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Julia Fierro

aka Cassidy Lucas

Julia Fierro is the author of the novels The Gypsy Moth Summer and Cutting Teeth.Her work has been published in Poets & Writers, Buzzfeed, GlamourThe Millions, Flavorwire, and other publications, and she has been profiled in Brooklyn Magazine, the L Magazine,The Observer and The Economist.A graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop, she founded The Sackett Street Writers Workshop in 2002, which has grown into a creative home to 4,000 writers in NYC, Los Angeles, and Online. SSWW was named Best Writing Classes by The Village VoiceTime Out New York, and Best MFA-Alternative by Poets & Writers.

Julia lives in Brooklyn and Santa Monica with writer Justin Feinstein and their two children.

Genres: Literary Fiction
   Cutting Teeth (2014)
   Gypsy Moth Summer (2017)
Julia Fierro recommends
The Majority (2023)
Elizabeth L Silver
"The Majority is the great American novel you will urge your daughters and sisters and friends to read. From post-war Brooklyn to the gold-trimmed curtains of the Supreme Court, the story of Sylvia Olin Bernstein is rendered with such clarity and compassion that readers will reconsider everything they thought they knew about the remarkable women who transformed American history."
The World Gives Way (2021)
Marissa Levien
"Myrra is the heroine readers need now, brave, unstoppable and full of hope, even as the world around her breaks apart. The World Gives Way is one of the most imaginative, thrilling and meaningful novels of the year."
These Ghosts Are Family (2020)
Maisy Card
"These Ghosts are Family by Maisy Card will enchant readers completely with a fascinating cast of characters, each more bewitching than the last. This book is destined to become 2020's most beloved debut novel."

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