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, Senior Vice President and Publisher, was Editor in Chief of Scribner for over fifteen years. 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, Vice President and 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.
Valerie Steiker, Executive Editor, joined Scribner in 2017. She was formerly the Culture Editor at Vogue, where she excerpted Cheryl Strayed’s Wild, Helen MacDonald’s H is for Hawk, and Kevin Kwan’s Crazy Rich Asians. At Scribner, Valerie acquires fiction, memoir, narrative non-fiction, and lifestyle books. Her titles include Laura Sims’s Looker, a debut psychological suspense about a woman obsessed with the actress on her block; Organs: Alternative Lessons in Anatomy, a study of the body with a feminist slant by Dr. Gabriel Weston; Nick Dybek’s hauntingly romantic post-World War I novel, The Verdun Affair; Iowa Short Fiction Award winner Kate Milliken’s 1990s-set debut novel Kept Animals, following three teenage girls at a ranch in Topanga Canyon; and Lie with Me, Philippe Besson’s French bestseller about an affair between two boys in high school in 1984, to be translated by Molly Ringwald.
Daniel Loedel, 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, Genevieve Valentine and Kevin Costner among others. 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, as well as the novels One of the Boys by Daniel Magariel, Virginia Reeves’s Booker longlisted novel Work Like Any Other, and Selection Day by Booker Prize-winning author Aravind Adiga. His primary interests are literary and quality commercial fiction, as well as serious, big-ideas nonfiction in the categories of science, politics, cultural history, and deep-dive journalism.
Sarah Goldberg, Associate Editor, joined Scribner in 2015 and works with Colin Harrison. She previously worked at Maria B. Campbell Associates and Random House and is a graduate of Dartmouth College. Her recent and forthcoming titles include West, the first novel by Frank O’Connor Award winner Carys Davies, What Would Cleopatra Do? by Liz Foley and Beth Coates, The Math of Life and Death by Kit Yates, The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books by Edward Wilson-Lee, and Stalking Shakespeare by Lee Durkee. She is also co-editor, with Daniel Loedel, of the graphic nonfiction book Two Heads by husband and wife scientists Chris and Uta Frith. Sarah is interested in literary fiction, narrative nonfiction, U.S. and world history, popular science, and stories about the outdoors.
Sally Howe, Associate Editor, works with Valerie Steiker and Kathy Belden and joined Scribner in the spring of 2016. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, her upcoming titles include Amateur by Thomas Page McBee, A Life in Crimes by Rachel Monroe, and An Elegant Woman by Martha McPhee. She’s interested in voice-driven literary fiction and narrative nonfiction, particularly in the realms of race, gender, sexuality, mental health, and contemporary and internet culture.
Emily Greenwald, Editorial Assistant to Rick Horgan and Kara Watson, joined Scribner in 2017 having worked previously at Regan Arts and Forbes Travel Guide. She is a recent graduate of Emory University and the Columbia Publishing Course.
Tamar McCollom, Publishing Assistant to Nan Graham, joined Scribner in 2017, having worked previously at Regan Arts. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago.
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.
Kelsey Manning, Assistant Director of Marketing, joined Scribner in 2018 from Touchstone, where she managed integrated marketing campaigns including industry buzz-building, author branding, social media, influencer outreach, advertising, and partnerships. She has worked on New York Times bestseller campaigns for Reese Witherspoon, Busy Philipps, Charlamagne tha God, Philippa Gregory, Chapo Trap House, Anna Kendrick, and more. Prior to Touchstone, she worked at HarperCollins, Hachette, and for former Cosmopolitan Editor-in-Chief and bestselling author Kate White.
Ashley Gilliam, Online Marketing Manager, joined the imprint in 2013. Previously she was Scribner's Publishing Manager, and before that she was an editorial assistant at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Ashley is a graduate of Roanoke College and Emerson College. In addition to her marketing efforts, she edits The Best American Poetry and The Collected Works of W.B. Yeats, as well as an upcoming new translation of Darkness at Noon and a collection of Edith Wharton’s poetry that includes previously unpublished work.
Julia Lee McGill, Publishing Manager, is an assistant to Roz Lippel and joined Scribner in 2016, having worked previously at Melanie Jackson Agency.
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.
Abigail Novak, Senior Publicist, joined Scribner in 2018. A graduate of NYU, she previously worked at Touchstone Books, HarperCollins, and the Overlook Press.
Rosie Mahorter, Senior Publicist, joined Scribner in 2015 after interning at Carol Mann Agency and Wolf Literary Services. She attended Tulane University.
Dani Spencer, Associate Publicist, joined Scribner in 2018, having worked previously at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Electric Literature. She is a graduate of Fordham University.
Mia O’Neill, Publicity Assistant, joined Scribner in 2018, having interned previously at The Washington Post and The Virginia Quarterly Review. She is a graduate of the College of William and Mary, the University of Maryland’s Merrill College of Journalism, and the Columbia Publishing Course.