Dedi Felman is a drama writer and director, born and raised in the wilds of New Jersey.
A member of the inaugural class of the HBO Access Writing Fellowship (2015-16), she began her love affair with writing and the English language while teaching English as a Second Language in Seoul, South Korea. To this day, kimchi chi-gae (stew) stokes her late-night creativity.
A devotee of global politics and adventure, she speaks "market" Thai, has sailed down the Moei River with Burmese rebels, and co-founded www.wordswithoutborders.org, a private and NEA-supported online magazine for literature in translation back in the wild web days when "online content" was still a novelty in media.
Dedi worked in publishing as an Executive Editor at Oxford University Press and a Senior Editor at Simon & Schuster, where she developed award-winning and bestselling book projects across a range of genres and topics from Facebook to personal risk to cutting edge neuroscience. Upon moving to Los Angeles, she attended the UCLA Professional Program in Screenwriting, taught TV writing for Script Anatomy, and volunteers for the Young Storytellers Foundation.