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Katy Nishimoto

AL Major

Katy Nishimoto, Senior Editor (she/her), joined The Dial Press in 2019 after ten years as a literary agent at WME. Her forthcoming titles include Memphis, a sweeping debut novel by acclaimed poet Tara M. Stringfellow; Brace for Impact by Gabe Montesanti, a memoir tracing a young queer woman’s redemption story through the world of roller derby; Queerly Beloved by Susie Dumond, a joyful queer debut rom-com set in Tulsa; Maryam is a Dyke by Lamya H, a memoir in essays about one queer hijabi Muslim immigrant’s experience told through the lens of radical, lyrical interpretations of the Quran; Open the Light, a memoir by global trans rights activist Geena Rocero; and Red by Claudia Cravens, a genre-bending queer feminist Western. Katy sits on the board of Baldwin for the Arts, a nonprofit founded by Jacqueline Woodson that provides residency fellowships for BIPOC artists. She is based in Los Angeles.