Writer-in-Residence interviews Cincy-native author and publishing exec Meg Leder on “Inside the Writers Head”

Meg Leder is a Cincinnati-native who now lives in Brooklyn, New York. She works as an Executive Editor at Penguin Books where she oversees many of their lead nonfiction titles. She is also a talented author of both nonfiction and young adult fiction. 

Her debut YA novel, The Museum of Heartbreak, takes a heartfelt look at the artifacts our relationships leave behind. Her most recent novel, Letting Go of Gravity, is a moving coming-of-age story set here in Cincinnati—now available in hardcover and forthcoming in a new paperback edition this July.

She is also the co-author of several nonfiction books for teens and adults, including The Book of MeThe Happy BookThe You & Me Book; and Boys of a Feather.

In this candid conversation, she offers insight into how editors think, what gives writing its spark, and what it meant to her to bring her hometown to life for a new generation of readers.

Jessica Strawser
2019 Writer-in-Residence: Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County
Editor-at-Large: Writer's Digest 
Novelist: Almost Missed You • Not That I Could Tell • Forget You Know Me • St. Martin's Press
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