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Jessie Atkin

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Jessie Atkin writes fiction, poetry, essays, and plays. She has previously won the A.E. Hotchner Playwriting Competition, and been featured in Geva Theatre’s Regional Writers Showcase. Her work has appeared in The Rumpus, The YA Review Network, Writers Resist, Cloudbank, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA in creative writing from American University, and a B.A. in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis.

Jessie learned to read later than most, but her sudden ability coincided with the release of the first Harry Potter book in 1998, and an obsession was born. Aside from Harry Potter, she also learned to love comic books, with a particular affinity for superheroes. We Are Savages is her debut novel.

I Work Where a White Supremacist Might Find Me

“I don’t speak because I have the power to speak; I speak because I don’t have the power to remain silent.” – Rabbi A.Y. Kook


Today I must speak, once again, in solidarity with other victimized groups across our country. The tragic and heinous events this morning at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh PA close a week of terror, threats, and violence seen at homes, offices, and grocery s...

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Average rating: 3.73 · 60 ratings · 16 reviews · 2 distinct worksSimilar authors
We Are Savages

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More of Jessie's books…
“You go to bed angry or sad enough, you can wake up just about anywhere”
Jessie Atkin

“It seemed in life, whenever you were wanted, it was for some discussion or explanation. Silence was just something to be filled.”
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“Fireflies ... They’ll follow you wherever you like, as long as you’re polite to ’em. ”
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“I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
Oscar Wilde

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”
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“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though.”
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye




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