Julie Grau, Senior Vice President and Publisher, was formerly Vice President and Publisher of Riverhead Books, where she edited numerous bestsellers including Blue Blood by Edward Conlon, Journals by Kurt Cobain, and several books by the #1 New York Times bestselling author, Suze Orman. Notable fiction writers she has published include Junot Díaz, Iain Pears, Jennifer Belle, Nuala O'Faolain, and Sarah Waters. Before she joined Riverhead in 1994 as a founding editor, she was an editor at Random House, where she worked with a range of authors, including Ann Beattie, Sandra Cisneros, Susanna Kaysen, and Anchee Min, among others.
Celina (Cindy) Spiegel, Senior Vice President and Publisher, was formerly Vice President and Publisher of Riverhead Books, where she edited Khaled Hosseini's #1 New York Times bestseller The Kite Runner, James McBride's #1 New York Times bestseller The Color of Water, and award-winning, bestselling books by Chang-rae Lee, Anne Lamott, Kathleen Norris, Harold Bloom, ZZ Packer, Dan Pink, Alex Garland, Gary Shteyngart, Leonard Michaels, and Adam Langer, among others. Before coming to Riverhead as a founding editor, she worked at Ticknor & Fields (Houghton Mifflin) and in the Random House College Division.
Christopher Jackson, Executive Editor, has worked with award-winning and bestselling authors including Edwidge Danticat , Victor LaValle, David Corn, Jack Weatherford, Warren St. John, Aaron McGruder, Nancy Rawles, and Cupcake Brown.
Hana Landes, Associate Editor, joined Spiegel & Grau in May 2007. She previously interned at Grove/Atlantic, Inc. She graduated from Princeton University in 2006.
Laura Van der Veer, Associate Editor, was formerly a literary assistant at Vigliano Associates and graduated from American University in 2005. She joined Spiegel & Grau in June 2008.