The Decatur Writers Studio is pleased to welcome Zoe Fishman Shacham as Executive Director. Fishman brings expertise as a writer, a teacher, and a publishing industry professional. She is the critically acclaimed author of the bestselling Inheriting Edith, Driving Lessons, Saving Ruth, and Balancing Acts. Her work is acclaimed as an IndieNext Pick, Target’s Breakout and Emerging Author Picks, a NY Post Pick, a Mom’s Choice Award, and a Barnes & Noble Hot Read.
Fishman worked in the editorial department of Random House, the rights department of Simon & Schuster, and as a literary agent for two boutique firms before moving to Atlanta in August of 2011 with her family. She teaches at The Decatur Writers Studio and in the Emory Continuing Education program and was Visiting Writer at SCAD Atlanta in Spring 2017. She is currently working on her next novel with Morrow. Fishman can be reached through the Decatur Writers Studio Facebook page, and on firstname.lastname@example.org. The Decatur Writers Studio’s shared work space is located at 708 Church Street, just one block from Decatur Square and convenient to MARTA. A project of the Decatur Book Festival, DWS features a wide assortment of classes taught by acclaimed writers.