Author Talk: The Curie Society by Heather Einhorn, Adam Staffaroni and Janet Harvey

MIT Press Live! presents an author talk with Heather Einhorn and Adam Staffaroni, authors of The Curie Society

An action-adventure original graphic novel, The Curie Society follows a team of young women recruited by an elite secret society—originally founded by Marie Curie—with the mission of supporting the most brilliant female scientists in the world. The heroines of the Curie Society use their smarts, gumption, and cutting-edge technology to protect the world from rogue scientists with nefarious plans. Readers can follow recruits Simone, Taj, and Maya as they decipher secret codes, clone extinct animals, develop autonomous robots, and go on high-stakes missions.

The Curie Society introduces an entertaining, empowering media universe for fans hungry to read about brilliant, analytical young women as scientific heroes. Stay tuned for more Curie Society missions featuring our heroes saving the world through their STEM skills and teamwork.

About the book

The Curie Society

About the authors

Heather Einhorn

Heather Einhorn, born and raised in New York City, grew up loving Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Batgirl, female detective stories, and teen spy thrillers, and she cofounded EEP in order to create stories showcasing heroic women characters. With her husband and creative partner Adam Staffaroni, she cocreated the popular scripted podcasts Daughters of DC and Lethal Lit: A Tig Torres Mystery, which was listed as a New York Times Great Podcast and was the first Young Adult scripted podcast

Adam Staffaroni

Adam Staffaroni has been creating comics in one form or another for the past fifteen years. He received an MFA as part of the first-ever graduating class at The Center for Cartoon Studies. With Heather Einhorn, he cocreated the scripted podcasts Daughters of DC and Lethal Lit: A Tig Torres Mystery.

Janet Harvey

Janet Harvey is an award-winning writer of comic books, movies, and games. Her works include the first full length adventure of Cassandra Cain, the graphic novel Angel City, and her first feature film, A Million Hits.

Joan Hilty (editor)

Joan Hilty is a former syndicated cartoonist and longtime DC Comics/ Vertigo editor; she continues to work as an editor with most of the top publishers of graphic novels and comics. She co-chairs comics programming for Miami Book Fair and the Brooklyn Book Festival, and  teaches at the School of Visual Arts in NYC.


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