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Friday Night Salon | Documenting the Undocumented: The Author Agent Relationship with Karla Cornejo Villavicencio and Mollie Glick
January 21 – 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm EST
Documenting the Undocumented: The Author Agent Relationship with Karla Cornejo Villavicencio and Mollie Glick
Friday, Jan. 21
6–7:15 PM ET
online event; open to the public and all mentees & mentors
Join National Book Award finalist Karla Cornejo Villavicencio and notable CAA literary agent Mollie Glick, for an evening of frank conversation about the publishing business and the author/agent relationship. Learn about the importance of writing with conviction and how the publishing world works to move your story from the page to a larger stage.
At Friday Night Salons, special guest artists share their personal and professional journeys and guide us through a series of inspirational writing prompts.
Meet Your Salon Host
With the publication of her debut book, The Undocumented Americans, Karla Cornejo Villavicencio became the first undocumented finalist for a National Book Award. Her book was also named by Barack Obama as one of his favorite books of 2020 and was selected as one of the best books of the year by The New York Times, Time, NPR, The LA Times, The New York Public Library, Book Riot, Vulture, and the Library Journal. The Undocumented Americans is also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle award for best first book. Karla has written about immigration, music, beauty, and mental illness for The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New Republic, Glamour, Elle, Vogue, n+1, and The New Inquiry, among others. A graduate of Harvard University and a doctoral candidate in the American Studies program at Yale, Karla lives in New Haven with her partner and their dog. She is a Fellow at the Emerson Collective.
Mollie Glick graduated from Brown University and began her career as a literary scout, advising foreign publishers regarding the acquisition of rights to American books. She then worked in the editorial department at the Crown imprint of Random House, before becoming an agent in 2003. Glick joined CAA in 2016, following eight years at Foundry Literary + Media. Glick represents many top authors and thought leaders, including President Joe Biden; Vice President Kamala Harris; Mayor Pete Buttigieg; Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Ken Armstrong, T. Christian Miller, and Kyle Hopkins; MacArthur Grant-recipient astrophysicist Sara Seager; National Book Award-nominee Ali Benjamin; NYT Top 50 Memoirs of the Past 50 Years recipient Patricia Lockwood; #1 NYT bestselling authors Mark Manson and Nic Stone; change-makers Michelle Alexander, Brittany Packnett, and Janaya Future Khan; and NYT bestselling novelists Carol Rifka Brunt; Julie Clark, Jonathan Evison; and Sarah McCoy.