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Nationality  American
Ethnicity  Indian

Name  Mira Jacob
Role  Author
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Alma mater  New School for Social Research
Notable works  The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing
Books  The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing

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Mira Jacob is an Indian American author known for her novel The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing, a book about a patriarch who starts talking to ghosts, and how his seeing spirits affects his family.


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Jacob earned her MFA from the New School for Social Research. She is the founder of Pete's Reading Series, a reading series in Brooklyn. The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing took Jacob 10 years to complete, during which time her father became sick and died. After his death, Jacob rewrote much of the book with the father character as her own father.

Personal life

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Jacob was born and raised in New Mexico. Because there were so few East Indians in New Mexico, people often assumed she was Native American, she told Kirkus: "They all thought we were Hopi or Apache or Mexican."

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Her parents were in an arranged marriage in 1968. When Jacob was 20, her parents fell in love, she wrote in an essay for Vogue. Jacob wrote that their renewed relationship allowed her to form her own romantic relationship with filmmaker Jed Rothstein, whom she later married. She now lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their son. Jacob and Rothstein have one child together.


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  • The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing. A&C Black. 3 July 2014. ISBN 978-1-4088-4116-7. 
  • Die Aufforderung des Schlafwandlers zum Tanz. Bastei Entertainment. 12 March 2015. ISBN 978-3-7325-0591-3. 
  • References

    Mira Jacob Wikipedia

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