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Our Mentors

Ava Reid
This 2020, Ava Reid is mentoring Young Adult
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Ava Reid
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Ava Reid was born in Manhattan and raised right across the river in Hoboken, New Jersey, but currently lives in Palo Alto, where the weather is too sunny and the people are too friendly. She has a degree in political science from Barnard College, with a focus on religion and ethnonationalism. Her debut novel, The Wolf and the Woodsman, will release from Harper Voyager US and Del Rey UK in 2021.

Alexandra Machinist

For Pitch Wars 2020, Ava Reid is co-mentoring with Allison Saft.

Favorite Books

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
Circe by Madeline Miller
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Years Mentored
2019, 2020
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