Podcast: Zakiya Dalila Harris on Being a Young Black Woman in the Publishing Industry

Podcast: Zakiya Dalila Harris on Being a Young Black Woman in the Publishing Industry

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New York Times bestselling author Zakiya Dalila Harris talks to Cheryl about diversity in the publishing industry and how her own experience as a black woman working in publishing inspired her debut, The Other Black Girl.

About the author:

Zakiya Dalila Harris spent nearly three years in editorial at Knopf/Doubleday before leaving to write her debut novel The Other Black Girl. Prior to working in publishing, Zakiya received her MFA in creative writing from The New School. Her essays and book reviews have appeared in CosmopolitanGuernica, and The Rumpus. She lives in Brooklyn.

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        Publisher details

        The Other Black Girl
        Author
        Zakiya Dalila Harris
        Publisher
        Bloomsbury
        Genre
        Fiction
        Released
        03 August, 2021

        Synopsis

        Twenty-six-year-old editorial assistant Nella Rogers is tired of being the only Black employee at Wagner Books. Fed up with the isolation and the micro-aggressions, she's thrilled when Hazel starts working in the cubicle beside hers. They've only just started comparing natural hair care regimens, though, when a string of uncomfortable events cause Nella to become Public Enemy Number One and Hazel, the Office Darling. Then the notes begin to appear on Nella's desk: LEAVE WAGNER. NOW. It's hard to believe Hazel is behind these hostile messages. But as Nella starts to spiral and obsess over the sinister forces at play, she soon realises that there is a lot more at stake than her career. Dark, funny and furiously entertaining, The Other Black Girl will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last twist.
        Zakiya Dalila Harris
        About the author

        Zakiya Dalila Harris

        Zakiya Dalila Harris spent nearly three years in editorial at Knopf/Doubleday before leaving to write her debut novel The Other Black Girl. Prior to working in publishing, Zakiya received her MFA in creative writing from The New School. Her essays and book reviews have appeared in Guernica and The Rumpus. She lives in Brooklyn.

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