Nicolaia Rips, 19, is a sophomore at Brown University. She has lived at the Chelsea Hotel for her entire life. Her first book, Trying to Float was published by Scribners' in 2016 and won the ILA Children's and Young Adult's Book Award. It is currently being adapted into a TV show by TriStar. She has been a guest lecturer for The School of the New York Times at Fordham University, an editor at Clerestory (Brown's oldest literary journal), on the screenplay board of Ivy Film Festival and featured in The Sonder Exhibit. In the coming months a short she wrote will go into production and her writing will be published in Beneficial Shock! Magazine.
You can follow her on instagram @nrips