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Ideas Festival: Taffy Brodesser-Akner

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Taffy Brodesser-Akner with Ilena Silverman.

Taffy Brodesser-Akner is a staff writer at the New York Times Magazine and writes for the newspaper's Arts & Leisure section. Prior to that, she was a contributing writer to GQ and to ESPN the Magazine. Her first novel, Fleishman is in Trouble, is being published by Random House in June. 

Ilena Silverman is the Features Editor of the New York Times Magazine. She has been an editor at Harper's magazine, GQ and Vogue and has worked with Nikole Hannah-Jones, Emily Bazelon, Michael Pollan, Elizabeth Gilbert, Ann Patchett, Siddhartha Mukherjee and Jennifer Egan among other writers.