Heather Quinlan is a writer and filmmaker whose first film, a short titled O Brooklyn! My Brooklyn! was called “Charming ... an endearing way of making an old poem more relevant” by The New York Times, and whose feature-length documentary on the New York accent, If These Knishes Could Talk, was covered in The New Yorker, The New York Times, WSJ, NPR, NBC, CBS and the BBC, and screened at the Library of Congress.
In addition, Quinlan recently wrote Plagues, Pandemics, and Viruses: From the Plague of Athens to COVID-19, published by Visible Ink Press.
Quinlan is a native New Yorker who’s lived in all five boroughs and now resides in New Jersey with her husband, writer Adam McGovern.