Bios

Bios

July 7, 2009

Julie Grau
Publisher

Categories: Narrative nonfiction; memoir; "event" books (including celebrity books); branded prescriptive nonfiction; literary fiction.

Books I've edited: Women & Money and The Money Class by Suze Orman; Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman; The Tools by Phil Stutz & Barry Michels; Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick (National Book Award and NBCC finalist); Through a Dog's Eyes by Jennifer Arnold; All We Ever Wanted Was Everything by Janelle Brown; Too Fat to Fish by Artie Lange; The Things That Matter by Nate Berkus; The Road of Lost Innocence by Somaly Mam; Drown and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Dìaz; The Night Watch, Fingersmith, Affinity, and Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters; My Dream of You by Nuala O'Faolain, Journals by Kurt Cobain; Blue Blood by Edward Conlon

Celina (Cindy) Spiegel
Publisher

Categories: Nonfiction books that break ground in their categories; stories that inspire; fiction that moves readers and makes us see the world differently; books that feel relevant and urgent to our moment

Books I've edited: My Promised Land by Ari Shavit; With or Without You by Domenica Ruta; Five Star Billionaire by Tash Aw; Ape House by Sara Gruen; Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel; American Rust by Philipp Meyer; Factory Girls by Leslie Chang; The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini; The Color of Water and Miracle at St. Anna by James McBride; A Whole New Mind by Dan Pink; The Russian Debutante's Handbook by Gary Shteyngart; Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human by Harold Bloom; Native Speaker and A Gesture Life by Chang-rae Lee; Dakota, The Cloister Walk, and Amazing Grace by Kathleen Norris

Christopher Jackson
Executive Editor

Categories: Narrative nonfiction; politics/ideas; memoir; smart pop culture; literary fiction

Books I've edited: Fresh off the Boat by Eddie Huang; Start Something that Matters by Blake Mycoskie; The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore; Decoded by Jay-Z; Griftopia and The Great Derangement by Matt Taibbi; Supergods by Grant Morrison; The Devil in Silver and Big Machine by Victor LaValle; The Hidden Brain by Shankar Vedantam; PYM by Mat Johnson; Outcasts United and Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer by Warren St. John; Nine Lives by Dan Baum, A Piece of Cake by Cupcake Brown, A Right to Be Hostile by Aaron McGruder, Forty Million Dollar Slaves by Bill Rhoden

Jessica Sindler
Editor

Categories: "Big idea" self-help and inspiration, style, humor, voice-driven narrative nonfiction, memoir

Books I've edited: Forthcoming books by fashion, beauty, and lifestyle blogger Garance Doré and New York Times bestselling author John Elder Robison; Daring Greatly by Brené Brown (#1 New York Times bestseller); Just My Type: A Book About Fonts by Simon Garfield; The Lost Dogs by Jim Gorant; Girl Walks Into a Bar by Rachel Dratch; The One: The Life and Music of James Brown by RJ Smith

Laura Van der Veer
Associate Editor

Categories: Humor, pop culture, memoir, and food narratives; literary voice-driven fiction

Books I've worked on: Rob Delaney by Rob Delaney; The Lullaby of Polish Girls by Dagmara Dominczyk; Coal to Diamonds by Beth Ditto; What You Want Is in the Limo by Michael Walker; The Eyebrow Book (forthcoming) by Anastasia Soare


Annie Chagnot
Assistant Editor

Categories: Literary voice driven fiction, memoir, self help and inspiration, humor

Books I've worked on: The VIPs by Scott Poulson-Bryant, I Can't Believe It's Not Fattening! By Devin Alexander