Michelle & Nicole Izmaylov
Michelle Izmaylov is a medical student whose left and right brains are constantly at war, so she is on a trajectory to become a writer, illustrator, and physician. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Emory Pulse, a literary journal that publishes an annual anthology of short stories written by Emory’s students, and also a research coordinator for the Trauma Recovery Program at the VA Medical Center. Michelle has received extensive recognition for her writing in all genres, including the 2010 Blumenthal Award for Best Undergraduate Essay, a 2011 Forward National Literature Award in General Fiction, and a 2012 Artistine Mann Award in Creative Nonfiction for Best Nonfiction.
Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Nicole Izmaylov won the Reflections contest several years in a row in the categories of literature and musical composition, including multiple first places at the state level. She also received national recognition for her poetry, won the Georgia Author of the Year Award for her children’s book, Ronnie and BB (2009), and the Forward National Literature Award for her YA fantasy novel, The Draçian Dance (2010). Nicole's interests include playing violin and piano and participating in science, drama, and academic clubs at her high school.
Represented by: Marisa Corvisiero