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Dana Schwartz

Dana graduated Brown University where she had a brief, 3-year delusion that she was pre-med before getting an internship at CONAN and realizing the comedy/writing thing was way more her speed.

In NYC, she interned at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, worked as a cartoon assistant at The New Yorker, produced videos for Mental_Floss, anddated 2-3 jerks, depending on how you count them, who gave her plenty of material. 

Now she's an Arts and Entertainment writer for The New York Observer. She created a parody Twitter account called @GuyInYourMFA based on the people she's encountered in fiction workshops, and another one called @DystopianYA about the tropes in all of the young adult fiction books she's read. Her own (non-dystopian) YA book (AND WE'RE OFF) is forthcoming from Penguin/Razorbil, along with a memoir (CHOOSE YOUR OWN DISASTER) from Grand Central.

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy
Anatomy Duology
   1. Anatomy (2022)
   2. Immortality (2023)
   And We're Off (2017)
Non fiction
Dana Schwartz recommends
Silver Nitrate (2023)
Silvia Moreno-Garcia
"Silver Nitrate is a popcorn thrill ride into the underbelly of 1990s Mexican horror movies and occultism. Moreno-Garcia crafts a world so rich with details and history that you won't be able to look away. Beyond being a breakneck read, this book forces readers to reckon with the monsters that scare us, on screen and in the shadows."
Adelaide (2023)
Genevieve Wheeler
"Impossible to put down. I saw myself and all of my past mistakes reflected back at me on every page. Genevieve Wheeler writes with brilliant clarity and specificity. I feel like I'm longtime friends with every one of her characters. I've been recommending this book to every one of my female friends who knows what it is to love too quickly and too deeply, with the wrong person. Adelaide is achingly beautiful, and heartbreakingly relatable."
Essex Dogs (2022)
(Essex Dogs Trilogy, book 1)
Dan Jones
"Few books manage to be as compelling on every level as Essex Dogs: it's adventure, history, and heart."

Anthologies containing stories by Dana Schwartz
It's a Whole Spiel (2019)
Love, Latkes, and Other Jewish Stories
edited by
Katherine Locke and Laura Silverman

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