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Our Mentors

Olivia Liu
This 2021, Olivia Liu is mentoring Young Adult
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Olivia Liu
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Olivia Liu is a native New Yorker who also hails from Shanghai, which means she’s really good at crossing the street. She is a recent graduate of NYU, where she studied English and Creative Writing, and is a 2020 Pitch Wars alum. Her childhood dream job was no job, though now she has her other childhood dream job in publishing. She previously worked at a literary publisher and a literary agency and is currently an editorial assistant, where she spends her days pitching to celebrities, encouraging more murder and kissing to be added to the plot, and helping adapt books for screen. In her free time, she loves to do many things starting with a B: biking, boxing, bouldering (and binge watching bad TV).

Penny Moore
Aevitas Creative Management

For Pitch Wars 2021, Olivia Liu is co-mentoring with Hannah Sawyerr.

Favorite Books

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
Circe by Madeline Miller
Yolk by Mary H.K. Choi
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Normal People by Sally Rooney

Years Mentored