Dana Schwartz

Dana Schwartz (born January 7, 1993) is an American journalist, author and humorist.[1][2] She is currently a correspondent at Entertainment Weekly; she is also the author of two books.[3]

Native to Highland Park, Illinois,[4] Schwartz attended Brown University on a public policy and a pre-medical course, but ultimately decided to become a writer.[5] Schwartz was a Presidential Scholar. She is currently based in Los Angeles.

After internships with Conan O’Brien and at The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, she began a career as a writer.

While an undergraduate, Schwartz attracted attention by setting up two parodic Twitter profiles, “GuyInYourMFA” parodying pretentious and patronizing aspiring writers,[2][6][7] and “DystopianYA” parodying young adult fiction such as the Hunger Games series set in a dystopian future,[8][9][10] both of which became popular with readers. Schwartz’s success on Twitter helped launch her career in writing and publishing.[5]

While a writer at the New York Observer, Schwartz wrote an open letter to her employer Jared Kushner criticizing his father-in-law Donald Trump’s posting content from anti-Semitic sources on his Twitter feed, to which Kushner wrote a similar open letter in response.[11][12][13]

Schwartz was named one of the hundred most influential people in Brooklyn culture by Brooklyn Magazine in 2016.[14]

Dana Schwartz has published two books. Her first book, a YA novel entitled And We’re Off was published in May 2017.[15][16][17][18] Seventeen Magazine named it one of the best books of the year, and Vulture listed it as one of the 10 best YA books of 2017.[19]

SOURCE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dana_Schwartz

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