East City Bookshop welcomes authors Elyssa Friedland, Catherine McKenzie, and Kermit Roosevelt with their Serial Box book First Street, an exciting story of four ambitious lawyers clerking at the Supreme Court, in conversation with author Angie Kim.
About First Street:
Over their year as clerks, four recent law school graduates—Charlotte, Odessa, Gabriel and Jack—will influence the way our biggest issues of today—from the death penalty to voting rights—are settled, all while navigating love, life, and what justice means to them.
Elyssa Friedland is the author of three novels. She attended Yale University, where she served as managing editor of the Yale Daily News, and is a graduate of Columbia Law School. She worked as an associate at a major firm before turning to writing full-time. She will teach novel writing at Yale in spring 2020. Her most recent novel, The Floating Feldmans was a People Magazine “People Pick” and was praised by Cosmopolitan, Bustle, Good Housekeeping, National Geographic, Woman’s Day, Woman’s World, Kirkus, Publisher’s Weekly, Library Journal, Booklist and more.
Catherine McKenzie was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. A graduate of McGill in History and Law, Catherine practices law in Montreal. An avid runner and skier, she's the author of numerous bestsellers including Hidden, Fractured and The Good Liar. Her works have been translated into multiple languages. Her most recent novel, I'll Never Tell, was a Globe & Mail bestseller and has been optioned for a television series TV by Paramount.
Kermit Roosevelt III is a professor of constitutional law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a former clerk for Supreme Court Justice David Souter. He has published two novels, In the Shadow of the Law (FSG 2005) and Allegiance (ReganArts 2015), in addition to numerous works of nonfiction.
Angie Kim is the author of the national bestseller Miracle Creek, named a “Best Book of the Year” by Time and Amazon, a Washington Post Bestseller and Summer Read pick, and a Top 10 AppleBooks Debut of the Year. Kim is one of Variety Magazine’s “10 Storytellers to Watch,” and has written for Vogue, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Glamour, seSalon, and Slate. She moved from Seoul, Korea, to Baltimore as a preteen, and attended Stanford University and Harvard Law School, where she was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. A former trial lawyer, she now lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and three sons, and is at work on her next novel.