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Sean Manning, Senior Editor

Sean Manning joined Simon & Schuster in July 2016. He is interested in fiction, memoirs, reported nonfiction, business books, cultural explorations, and anything else with a distinctive and exciting literary voice. He is the author of The Things That Need Doing, a family memoir that Buzz Bissinger described as “a beautiful portrait of hope and perseverance." He is also editor of five critically acclaimed anthologies, which feature original contributions from Ray Bradbury, Jennifer Egan, Susan Choi, Chuck Klosterman, Paul Muldoon, Francine Prose, Ishmael Reed, Julia Glass, Joyce Maynard, Jim Shepard, Matt Taibbi, and many others. He attracted national attention as the Executive Editor of Rhapsody, an in-flight magazine published by United Airlines, which The New York Times described as “the Paris Review of the air.” Among the authors he edited at Rhapsody are Karen Russell, Joyce Carol Oates, Amy Bloom, Anthony Doerr, Kristin Hannah, Roxane Gay, Emily St. John Mandel, Claire Vaye Watkins, Matthew Thomas, and Rick Moody. More recently, he served as Articles Editor of Popular Mechanics. He received his MFA in fiction writing from The New School.

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