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, nature, science, and commercial fiction. Some of his recent Scribner books include: The Mueller Report and The Mueller Report Illustrated, by the Washington Post; The Guarded Gate by Daniel Okrent; The Red Sparrow series by Jason Matthews; 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; The Emerald Mile by Kevin Fedarko; selected past books include Nixonland by Rick Perlstein; 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’sThe Big Miss, Scott Patterson’s The Quants, David Baldacci’s Split Second, and Jeffrey Archer’s Honor Among Thieves.
Kathryn Belden, Vice President and Editorial Director, 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, Jessica Harris, Mitchell S. Jackson, Kiese Laymon, Andrew Krivak, Nora Krug, Sarah Smarsh, Jesmyn Ward, 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. The former culture editor at Vogue, Valerie acquires literary fiction, memoir, narrative nonfiction, and lifestyle books. Her titles include: Iowa Short Fiction Award winner Kate Milliken’s upcoming 1990s Topanga Canyon-set debut novel Kept Animals; Brown Boy: A Story of Race, Religion, and Inheritance by Omer Aziz; Andrea Lee’s upcoming novel of Madagascar Red Island House; Geraldine Schwarz’s Those Who Forget, a memoir about the author’s family in World War II that won the European Book Prize; Laura Sims’s Looker, a debut psychological suspense about a woman obsessed with the actress on her block; and Lie with Me, Philippe Besson’s French bestseller about two boys having an affair in high school, translated by Molly Ringwald.
Kara Watson, Executive Editor, is interested in acquiring literary and upmarket fiction, memoir, narrative and practical nonfiction, and books about food and wine. Recent titles include the New York Times bestseller Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane, Dear Mrs. Bird by A.J. Pearce, Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon, the New York Times and international bestseller The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning by Margareta Magnusson, Good Husbandry by Kristin Kimball, The Art of Dying Well by Katy Butler, and Voice Lessons for Parents by Wendy Mogel, Ph.D. Kara also oversees the F. Scott Fitzgerald catalog and other key backlist. In addition to her editorial role, Kara was until recently Scribner’s associate marketing director. She was previously the events coordinator at an independent bookstore.
Sarah Goldberg, Associate Editor, joined Scribner in 2015 after working at Maria B. Campbell Associates and Random House. She is interested in literary fiction, popular science, narrative nonfiction, sociology, U.S. and world history, and stories about the outdoors. Recent and forthcoming titles include The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books by Edward Wilson-Lee, The End of Everything (Astrophysically Speaking) by theoretical astrophysicist Katie Mack, Stalking Shakespeare by Lee Durkee, and the novels West and The Mission House by Frank O’Connor Award winner Carys Davies. She is also the editor of the graphic nonfiction book Two Heads by husband and wife scientists Chris and Uta Frith.
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 recent and upcoming titles include Amateur by Thomas Page McBee, Savage Appetites by Rachel Monroe, Follow Me to Ground by Sue Rainsford, 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.
Beckett Rueda, Editorial Assistant, bio to come.
Rebekah Jett, Associate Publishing Manager and assistant to Roz Lippel, comes to Scribner from the events team at Books Are Magic. She is a graduate of Columbia University, where she specialized in African American literature.
Sabrina Pyun, Editorial Assistant to Kara Watson and Nan Graham, came to Scribner in 2019 as an Associate and officially joined the team in the summer of 2020. Before coming to Scribner, she assisted at Thompson Literary Agency. She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University, where she majored in Writing Seminars.
Brianna Yamashita, Senior Marketing Director, has strategized and executed New York Times bestselling campaigns for such authors as Dr. Daniel J. Siegel (Brainstorm), Mark Bittman (How to Cook Everything), Neal Katyal (Impeach), B.J. Fogg (Tiny Habits), Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski’s (Antoni in the Kitchen), and Animal Planet’s Jackson Galaxy (Catification), among others. In addition, she has spearheaded the marketing for major franchises such as The Whole30, established marketing partnerships with leading lifestyle brands, and instituted marketing best-practices and analytics-driven book marketing systems. Prior to joining Scribner, Brianna headed up the Lifestyle marketing division at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and before that, served as Executive Director of Publicity and at Penguin Random House’s TarcherPerigee imprint. She is a graduate of Skidmore College.
Ashley Gilliam, Senior Marketing Manager, has developed and executed campaigns for books such as Why We Sleep, Shoe Dog, and Grit, and for authors such as Lisa See, Stephen King, and Jennifer Egan, in addition to working on imprint social media efforts, advertising and reporting, and building partnerships. She was previously Scribner’s Publishing Manager and the editor of a new translation of Darkness at Noon, The Selected Poems of Edith Wharton, and The Best American Poetry series. Before that, she was an editorial assistant at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Zoey Cole, Marketing Manager, joins Scribner from bookselling at Books Are Magic, and from the US sales and marketing team at Nobrow and Flying Eye Books. At Scribner, she has developed and executed campaigns for books such as The End of Everything, Kept Animals, and The Times I Knew I Was Gay. She also runs Scribner's Instagram influencer program. Zoey hails from Minnesota, where she was a part of the marketing team at Consortium Book Sales & Distribution.
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 bookMalcolm X: A Life of Reinvention. She is thrilled to further her book design ventures with the extraordinary literary bounty at Scribner books.
Sydney Newman, Art Assistant, joined the Scribner team in October 2017. She is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts, with a degree in Illustration. Before starting her Scribner career, she assisted at Penguin Random House in the Penguin Art Group.
Brian Belfiglio, Vice President, Director of Publicity and Marketing. Since joining Scribner in 2007 as Publicity Director, Brian Belfiglio has executed or directed many of Scribner’s most visible and successful media campaigns for books by authors such as Phil Knight, Stephen King, Siddhartha Mukherjee, Annie Proulx, Angela Duckworth, Jeannette Walls, Steve Martin, Jason Matthews, and Andrew Solomon. In spring 2019, he launched the Simon & Schuster Speakers Bureau as an in-house enterprise. Before joining Scribner, Brian served as the Marketing Director for Workman. He previously served as a publicity director at the Crown Publishing Group for many years.
Katie Monaghan, Deputy Director of Publicity, has been with the imprint since 2005, and works with Stephen King, Colm Tóibín, Rachel Kushner, Lisa See, Angela Duckworth, Dana Spiotta, Miranda July, and many others.
Kate Lloyd, Deputy Director of Publicity, works with Anthony Doerr, Jeff Hobbs, Don DeLillo, S.C. Gwynne, Siddhartha Mukherjee, Andrew Solomon, Mary-Louise Parker, Dorothy Wickenden, Sarah Smarsh, Jesmyn Ward, and Jennifer Egan.
Abigail Novak, Senior Publicist, joined Scribner in 2018. A graduate of NYU, she previously worked at Touchstone Books, HarperCollins, and the Overlook Press.
Mia O’Neill, Publicist, joined Scribner in 2018. A graduate of the College of William and Mary and the University of Maryland’s Master’s Program in Journalism, she has recently developed and executed campaigns for Sue Rainsford’s Follow Me to Ground, Jonathan Horn’s Washington’s End, and Rob McClanaghan’s Net Work.
Clare Maurer, Publicist, joined Scribner in 2020, having previously held publicity positions at St. Martin’s Press, where she executed a variety of fiction and nonfiction campaigns including Crave by Christine O’Brien, The Glittering Hour by Iona Grey, The Tango War by Mary Jo McConahay, The Scent Keeper by Erica Bauermeister, The Truth About Magic by Atticus, Again, but Better by Christine Riccio, and Beyond These Walls by Tony Platt. She is a graduate of Monmouth University.
Michelle Chung, Publicity Assistant, joined Scribner in 2020. She is a graduate of Hamilton College, where she specialized in Asian American literature. Before coming to Scribner, she interned for Penguin Random House's Penguin Press imprint and the Penguin Random House North Asia division in Beijing, China.