Nova Jacobs holds an MFA from the USC School of Cinematic Arts. She is a recipient of the Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation grant for promoting science in film. Her debut novel The Last Equation of Isaac Severy, a literary mystery set in the world of mathematics, is out March 6, 2018 from Touchstone / Simon & Schuster. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Jeremy.