Light Your Imagination at #SBreeze16 WIK
with Tansuri Prasanna
Tansuri Prasanna holds a PhD in jurisprudence and human rights law from Oxford and a Master’s degree from Harvard Law School. She has worked at the World Bank’s legal department and as a teaching fellow at Columbia Law School. Her love for children’s books motivated her transition into publishing and before joining HSG she interned at Knopf Young Readers and Foundry Literary+ Media. Tanusri is interested in kidlit ranging from picture books to middle-grade and young adult fiction.
- Encouraging Diversity in Children’s Books This session will discuss the collective action required to promote kidlit that truly reflects the reality of the world around us, so that children can see themselves honestly portrayed in the books they read, in a way that is inclusive of race, religion, gender, socio-economic background, sexual orientation, ability and other identifiers of diversity. audience: Writers and illustrators, all levels.
- Role of the Literary Agent This session will discuss the role played by an agent from helping get the manuscript in shape for submission, the submission process, negotiating the publishing contract and managing an author’s career together with the publisher, drawing from HSG’s practices and philosophy. audience: Writers and illustrators, all levels.
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