Meriam Metoui is an Assistant Editor who joined Viking Children’s Books in 2019 after several years in School & Library marketing (PYR) and adult editorial (Hachette). After graduating from the University of Michigan, she moved to New York and received a master’s degree in English literature from Hunter College. She considers herself a serial hobbyist and loves writing, photography, painting, learning ASL, longboarding, too many TV shows to list, and playing the guitar badly, to name a few. Originally from Tunisia, Meriam is looking BIPOC and queer voices in every area of kidlit. She especially loves lyrical or funny picture books, grim and adventurous MG, and a wide variety of YA too difficult to narrow down but know that she can’t resist dark, whimsical, emotional writing and has always had a soft spot for magical realism and the slightly speculative.