Publishing and Editorial
Susan Moldow, President of the Scribner Publishing Group, was Scribner's publisher from May 1994 to fall 2012. During her tenure at Scribner, the venerable imprint has continued to add names of great and lasting value such as Don DeLillo, Colm Toibin, Kathy Reichs, Andrew Solomon, Jeannette Walls, and Stephen King to its stellar backlist, which features Annie Proulx, Margaret Mitchell, Richard Adams, The Joy of Cooking, and the classic works of Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Prior to joining Scribner, Ms. Moldow served as vice president, associate publisher and editor-in-chief of the HarperCollins trade division. Previously, she was vice president and editor-in-chief of the Doubleday division of Bantam Doubleday Dell.
Nan Graham, editor, was Editor in Chief of Scribner for over fifteen years, until she became Senior Vice President and Publisher of the imprint in 2012. Before coming to Scribner she worked at Viking Penguin. Her titles have garnered the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, NBCC and many other accolades, and her many bestselling, award-winning authors include Don DeLillo, Stephen King, Anthony Doerr, Miranda July, Annie Proulx, Amy Hempel, Rachel Kushner, Colm Tóibín, Kate Walbert, Dana Spiotta, Siddhartha Mukherjee, and Andrew Solomon. She edited the memoirs The Liars’ Club by Mary Karr, Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt, The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, Born Standing Up by Steve Martin, and Living History by Hillary Rodham Clinton. The novels she edited include The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie, Underworld by Don DeLillo, Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín, The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman, The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner, and All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.
Rosalind (Roz) Lippel, Vice President and Associate Publisher, has been with Scribner since 1995. In addition to her marketing and managerial responsibilities she edits fiction and nonfiction titles. She is the longtime editor of Carol Higgins Clark, and Mary Buffett & David Clark, authors of the bestselling Buffettology books. Her recent Scribner books include Reporting Always by the iconic New Yorker journalist Lillian Ross, We Are Afghan Women by the George W. Bush Institute, Alexander McQueen by Andrew Wilson, Wear and Tear by Tracy Tynan, and the New York Times bestseller The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant.
Colin Harrison, Vice President and Editor-in-Chief at Scribner, is interested in current events, history, politics, memoir, culture, science, crime, and commercial fiction. Some of his most recent Scribner books include: The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace by Jeff Hobbs (Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize); Rebel Yell and Empire of the Summer Moon (finalist for the Pulitzer Prize) by S.C. Gwynne; Red Sparrow (winner of the Edgar Award for a First Novel) and Palace of Treason, both novels by Jason Matthews; The Emerald Mile by Kevin Fedarko; selected past books include Nixonland by Rick Perlstein; Last Call by Daniel Okrent; Raymond Carver by Carol Sklenicka; Inside of a Dog by Alexandra Horowitz; Horse Soldiers by Doug Stanton, and Jarhead by Anthony Swofford.
Rick Horgan, Vice President and Executive Editor, joined Scribner in the Fall of 2014. He is interested in commercial fiction, current events, biography, “big idea” books, politics, subculture, popular psychology and sociology, crime, business, and sports. Some of his nearly 100 national bestsellers include Angela Duckworth’s Grit, Tom Reiss’ Pulitzer Prize-winning biography The Black Count, Condoleezza Rice’s Extraordinary, Ordinary People and No Higher Honor, Bill Gates’ Business at the Speed of Thought, Maria Shriver’s Ten Things I Wish I’d Known, Kai Bird’s The Good Spy, Hank Haney’s The Big Miss, Scott Patterson’s The Quants, David Baldacci’s Split Second, and Jeffrey Archer’s Honor Among Thieves.
Kathryn Belden, Executive Editor, joined the staff at Scribner in 2015. She is interested in the breadth of the American experience, which she pursues through fiction and nonfiction acquisitions. Her engagement with all books begins with voice. General categories in which she works include literary fiction, social and cultural history, race and gender, nature and environment, as well as memoir and biography. Some of the writers she has worked with include Roz Chast, Mitchell S. Jackson, Andrew Krivak, Gordon Lish, Lisa See, Jesmyn Ward, and John Edgar Wideman, among many others. Previously she worked at Bloomsbury, Four Walls Eight Windows, and Harmony Books/Crown Publishers.
Shannon Welch, Senior Editor, joined Scribner in 2012. Previously, she worked at Rodale, Inc., and she is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She acquires in a broad range of nonfiction categories including memoir, narrative nonfiction, education, science, health and wellness, psychology, and food. Her 2016 titles include the New York Times bestselling memoir Shoe Dog by Nike co-founder Phil Knight, Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston’s memoir My Life in Parts, and ultra-marathon runner and former inmate Charlie Engle’s Running Man. Other recent titles include the New York Times bestselling: Marina Keegan’s The Opposite of Loneliness, Adam Braun’s The Promise of a Pencil, Ella Woodward’s Deliciously Ella, and the YouTube stars ASAPScience’s first book. Other authors include Drs. Mehmet Oz and Michael Roizen; Adele Faber, coauthor of How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk; Tony Wagner, author of Creating Innovators; and Susan Blum, author of The Immune System Recovery Plan.
Liese Mayer, Editor, joined Scribner in 2013. Previously, she worked at The Overlook Press, Little, Brown and Company, and Grove/Atlantic. She acquires literary and upmarket commercial fiction, and narrative nonfiction in the areas of social and cultural history, memoir, and investigative journalism. Some of her most recent Scribner books include: My Last Continent by Midge Raymond, Trying to Float by Nicolaia Rips, After the Parade and The Bigness of the World by Lori Ostlund, War of the Encylopaedists by Christopher Robinson and Gavin Kovite, Barefoot Dogs by Antonio Ruiz-Camacho, and Green on Blue by Elliot Ackerman. Her titles for 2017 include novels by bestselling authors Tom Perrotta and Uwem Akpan; award-winning artist Nora Krug’s graphic memoir tentatively titled Heimat; Lucy Alibar’s short story collection The Prophet of Grady County; Ly Ky Tran’s memoir House of Sticks; and historian Ada Ferrer’s Cuba, the first trade history book about Cuba that charts its sweeping history from Columbus to the present day.
John Glynn, Associate Editor, has worked on a diverse list of titles including the New York Times bestsellers: The Opposite of Loneliness, Working Stiff, The Promise of a Pencil, ASAPScience, I Wear the Black Hat, and Because I Said So! His authors include National Book Award-winning novelist Charles Johnson, up-and-coming comedians Isaac Oliver and Megan Amram, major voices in music like DJ A-Trak, Amanda Petrusich, and Matt Pinfield, and exciting young novelists Kris D’Agostino and Luiza Sauma. John is looking for up-market commercial or plot-driven literary novels, novels with a strong sense of place, and fiction that delves into the surreal. He is also a sucker for a good coming of age novel, or any book filtered through a younger character’s perspective. In non-fiction he is looking for adventure narratives and science-driven stories, memoirs that capture our contemporary moment or evoke a strong sense of nostalgia, comedic memoirs, and anything that speaks to millennials.
Daniel Loedel, Associate Editor, joined the imprint in 2014. He came to publishing after attending Brown University, where he founded The Round Magazine, and some time translating in Argentina. Prior to joining Scribner he worked at Atria Books, where he edited Damien Lewis, Kevin Costner, Crawford Award-winner Genevieve Valentine, and Lucy Cavendish Prize-winner Catherine Chanter. His recent and forthcoming titles at Scribner include the New York Times bestsellers Strangers on a Bridge by James Donovan and The Vanishing Velazquez by Laura Cumming, One of the Boys by Daniel Magariel, and Selection Day by Booker Prize-winning author Aravind Adiga. He is interested primarily in literary fiction and nonfiction, and has a soft spot for strong characters, new ideas and dark underbellies.
Sarah Goldberg, Editorial Assistant to Colin Harrison, joined Scribner in 2015, having worked previously at Maria B. Campbell Associates and Random House. She is a graduate of Dartmouth College.
Sally Howe, Editorial Assistant to Rick Horgan and Kathryn Belden, joined Scribner in 2016 after interning at the Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency and the PEN American Center. She is a recent graduate of Sarah Lawrence College.
Kara Watson, Editor and Associate Marketing Director, has been with the imprint since 2005. In addition to her marketing role, she is interested in acquiring literary fiction, memoir, narrative nonfiction, and books about food and wine. Recent and forthcoming projects include Ingredienti by Marcella and Victor Hazan, The Trouble With Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon, and new titles by Tamar Adler, Wendy Mogel, Katy Butler, and Kristin Kimball. Additional fiction writers on her list include Eric Puchner, Megan Mayhew Bergman, Annie Liontas, and Kate Manning, and she works closely with Nan Graham on books by Ann Beattie, Carol Edgarian, Abigail Thomas, Ann Packer, and others. Kara also oversees key backlist, including the works of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Richard Bach, and Margaret Mitchell.
Ashley Gilliam, Online Marketing Manager, joined the imprint in 2013. Previously Ashley was Scribner's Publishing Manager, before that she was an editorial assistant at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt working on titles such as Best American Science and Nature Writing, Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama, and Margaret Fuller. Ashley is a graduate of Roanoke College and Emerson College. For Scribner Ashley manages social media campaigns and online content, as well as edits The Best American Poetry, The Collected Works of W.B. Yeats, movie tie-in editions, and other titles. She is interested in pop culture and literary fiction, especially fiction with unusual elements.
Julia Lee McGill, Assistant Publishing Manager, is an assistant to Roz Lippel and joined Scribner in 2016, having worked previously at Melanie Jackson Agency. She is a graduate of Hendrix College.
Jaya Miceli, Scribner's Art Director, joined the imprint in July 2014. A graduate of Parsons School of Design, with a BFA in Illustration. Jaya's short-lived illustration career earned her published pieces in The New Yorker Magazine. Her appreciation of art, love of books and illustrative talents found their true home in book publishing. She learned jacket design and typography on the job during her 14 years at Penguin, where she began as a junior designer. Jaya has designed jackets for a diverse group of authors including Lev Grossman, Terry McMillan, T.C. Boyle, Geraldine Brooks, Jasper Fforde, David Lodge, Jonathan Tropper, Dara Horn, Brady Udall, as well as, Pulitzer Prize winning, Manning Marable's book Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention. She is thrilled to further her book design ventures with the extraordinary literary bounty at Scribner books.
Brian Belfiglio, Vice President and Director of Publicity, joined Scribner in 2007. Over the years, he’s orchestrated bestselling campaigns for authors such as Laura Bush, Steve Martin, Annie Proulx, Billy Idol, and Jeannette Walls. In addition to his duties for Scribner, Brian serves at the Director of Publicity for Touchstone. Prior to joining Scribner, he was a publicity director at the Crown Publishing Group where he directed campaigns for the Crown, Crown Forum, and Three Rivers Press imprints. Brian also served as the marketing director for Workman. He began his publishing career at HarperCollins Publishers in 1990.
Katie Monaghan, Deputy Director of Publicity, works with Stephen King, Colm Toibin, Rachel Kushner, Dana Spiotta, Miranda July, Audrey Niffenegger, Ruth Rendell, and Ann Beattie.
Kate Lloyd, Deputy Director of Publicity, works with Anthony Doerr, Anjelica Huston, Jeff Hobbs, Don DeLillo, S.C. Gwynne, Ann Packer, Lillian Ross, Chuck Klosterman, Siddhartha Mukherjee, Andrew Solomon, Anita Diamant, Patton Oswalt, Mary-Louise Parker, Alexandra Styron, and Dorothy Wickenden.
Jessica Yu, Publicity Assistant to Brian Belfiglio, joined Scribner in 2014. She studied at Gordon College (Wenham, MA) and Oxford University (UK).
Taylor Noel, Publicity Assistant to Kate Lloyd, joined Scribner in 2015. Taylor has also worked as a publicity assistant for Algonquin Books. She earned her BA from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in North Carolina.
Rosie Mahorter, Publicity Assistant to Katie Monaghan, joined Scribner in 2015 after interning at Carol Mann Agency and Wolf Literary Services. She attended Tulane University.