Razorbill

Razorbill

Overview

Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group, is dedicated to young adult and middle grade books. We are committed to taking risks and exploring new ways to tell stories. 

Razorbill’s broad-ranging young adult hardcover fiction list includes Jay Asher’s debut novel, Thirteen Reason Why, a perennial #1 New York Times bestseller and multiple award winner that has been published in 31 languages. Razorbill’s popular series titles include Falling Kingdoms, by New York Times bestselling author Morgan Rhodes, and Richelle Mead’s #1 international bestselling Vampire Academy series, which was adapted for film by the Weinstein Company and stars Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry, and Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland. Razorbill is also home to the highly anticipated YA novel An Ember in the Ashes, an epic high fantasy by debut author Sabaa Tahir.

Razorbill also publishes quirky and innovative books, like Rodrigo Corral and Jessica Anthony’s 2012 app of the year award–winning Chopsticks,  and Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp’s  Marcel the Shell with Shoes On: Things About Me and its upcoming sequel, The Most Surprised I’ve Ever Been. Our nonfiction backlist includes Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s Influence, The Teen Vogue Handbook: An Insider’s Guide to Careers in the Fashion Industry, and Classy, by Derek Blasberg. In fall 2014, Razorbill will publish Rookie Yearbook Three, a visually stunning and thoroughly engaging anthology featuring the best content from Rookiemag.com’s third year, curated by Rookie founder and editor Tavi Gevinson.

Razorbill’s middle-grade titles include Matthew Ward’s The Fantastic Family Whipple, the popular Shark Wars series, and Space Rocks!, from McSweeney’s and New Yorker contributor Tom O’Donnell. Recently, Razorbill published The Creature Department, a collaboration between award-winning author Robert Paul Weston and Framestore, the visual effects company best known for their groundbreaking work on Alfonso Cuarón’s film Gravity.

Look for Razorbill to continue to innovate as it publishes the very best of young adult and middle grade fiction and nonfiction.

Meet Razorbill

Ben Schrank

President and Publisher

Ben Schrank joined the Penguin Group in 2006, after serving as Editorial Director of Alloy Entertainment. Mr. Schrank has been a creative writing professor in the MFA program at Brooklyn College and has written novels for adults and teenagers, including, most recently, Love Is a Canoe.

Razorbill Newsroom

YR_S&L_Thirteen Reasons Why
May 13, 2015

Razorbill’s Jay Asher, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, Thirteen Reasons Why, with more than 2.3 million copies in print, took the book, and his message #ReasonsWhyYouMatter, on a true national tour, hitting all 50 U.S. states. Starting in October 2014 (National Bullying Prevention Month) and ending this month, Asher’s 50 States Against […]

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an-ember-in-the-ashes-by-sabaa-tahir
April 29, 2015

Sabaa Tahir’s debut novel An Ember in the Ashes came out this week from Razorbill to rave reviews. In an interview titled “Why An Ember in the Ashes could launch Sabaa Tahir into JK Rowling territory,” PRI’s “The World” says, “An Ember in the Ashes kept me up at night. I couldn’t put the book down. […]

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March 2, 2015

Raves have been pouring in for debut novelist Sabaa Tahir’s An Ember In The Ashes, which goes on sale from Razorbill on April 28. The book is already hitting “most-anticipated” lists across the Internet and is #2 on the Spring 2015 Indie Next list.  Fellow Penguin Young Readers author Marie Lu was so engrossed in […]

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New Releases

Willa Strayhorn
Nikki Loftin

Bestsellers

Richelle Mead
Richelle Mead
Richelle Mead
Richelle Mead

Coming Soon

Danielle Vega
Matt London

Award Winners

Scott Westerfeld
Robert Paul Weston

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