DWS Welcomes New Executive Director, Zoe Fishman Shacham

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 info@decaturwritersstudio.com. 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.

Comment on this post (3 comments)

  • Zoe Shacham says...

    Dear Susan and Sam -

    Thank you so much for your kind words about my Modern Love piece. I sincerely appreciate it. Hope to see you at DWS for a class this year.


    February 08, 2020

  • Sam Ardery says...

    This is more in reference to the Modern Love article Ms. Fishman recently wrote for the New York Times. The story was vulnerable and sad yet hopeful. It reminded me also of Wendell Berry, “…be joyful though you have considered all the facts.”

    What struck me nearly as much as the story itself was the writing. It was just so beautiful.

    Thank you.

    Sam Ardery

    December 23, 2019

  • Susan Stevens says...

    note for Zoe Fishman: you made me cry. thank you for sharing the story. Wonderful that you have your 2 sons and that you are doing such a good job writing, raising them, moving forward.

    December 23, 2019

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