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please stop 
trying to leave me

debut novel in bookstores June 2024

Published by Vintage Books, Penguin Random House
Represented by Janklow & Nesbit

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Alana Saab is a NYC-based literary writer and award-winning screenwriter. Her debut experimental novel, Please Stop Trying to Leave Me, will be published by Vintage Books, PRH in June 2024. She is represented by Janklow & Nesbit. 

Alana has an MFA from The New School in Fiction Writing ('22), MA from Columbia University in Psychology ('19), and a BA from New York University ('16).  She writes about the interplay between conscious and unconscious existence, the seen and the unseen, while exploring themes of mental health, trauma, queerness and the transcendent through a metamodern approach. 

Alana teaches writing workshops to survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking and sexual assault through the non-profit Here There and Everywhere. She also mentors incarcerated writers with PEN America's Prison Writing Program and was a Teaching Assistant for undergraduate thesis students at The New School.

Alana is the co-founder of Enlivenment, a multimedia production company, where she helps other filmmakers and artists bring their creative visions to life. 

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