From Manuscript to Marketplace: That Kind of Mother

A Discussion Series presented by the Authors Guild Foundation

Rumaan Alam in Conversation with Megan Lynch and Julie Barer
Moderated by Brigid Hughes

Monday, November 5
6:30–8:00 p.m.
A Public Space
323 Dean Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217


(arrive early for limited seating)

Copies of That Kind of Mother by Rumaan Alam available for purchase from Stories bookstore.

Rumaan Alam is the author of the novels Rich and Pretty and That Kind of Mother. His work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Buzzfeed, The New Republic, Elle, and The New York Times, where he is an editor.

Born and raised in New York City, Julie Barer began her career as a bookseller at Shakespeare & Company. She started her own agency, Barer Literary, in 2004 and came together with her partners to form The Book Group in 2015. Julie represents a variety of writers across a literary spectrum, with a special emphasis on fiction.

Megan Lynch is VP & Editorial Director at Ecco, where she has worked since 2014. Prior to that, she spent more than a decade working at Riverhead Books. A graduate of Brown University, she is from Philadelphia.

Brigid Hughes is the founder and editor of A Public Space. Previously, she edited The Paris Review. The recipient of the PEN/Nora Magid Award for editing, she has also curated a literary series at BAM and teaches at Columbia University.

Date & Time

Mon, Nov 5, 2018
6:30PM – 8:00PM EST


A Public Space
323 Dean Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217


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