“I never set out to write a dystopia. What I really wanted to write about were these ideas from being an outsider throughout my life. One in particular is this idea that America is a meritocracy.” – Joanne Ramos
Joanne Ramos was born in the Philippines and moved to Wisconsin when she was six. She graduated with a B.A. from Princeton University. After working in investment banking and private-equity investing for several years, she became a staff writer at The Economist. She currently serves on the board of The Moth. Her debut novel, The Farm, is a national bestseller in the United States and Canada.
Joanne’s book recommendation: Women Talking by Miriam Toews
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