Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House, is dedicated to young adult and middle grade books. We are committed to taking risks and exploring new ways to tell stories.
Razorbill is home to the instant New York Times bestseller An Ember in the Ashes, an epic high fantasy debut by Sabaa Tahir, and its sequel, A Torch Against the Night. Our broad-ranging young adult hardcover fiction list includes Jay Asher’s debut novel, Thirteen Reasons Why, a perennial New York Times bestseller and multiple award winner that has been published in thirty-five languages, as well as his latest novel, What Light. Razorbill’s popular series titles include Falling Kingdoms by New York Times bestselling author Morgan Rhodes, Zodiac by Romina Russell, The Merciless by Danielle Vega, and Richelle Mead’s #1 internationally bestselling Vampire Academy, Bloodlines, and The Glittering Court.
Razorbill’s middle-grade titles include Ratscalibur by New York Times bestselling author Josh Lieb, which the New York Times called “a witty mash-up of favorite fantasy motifs,” The Creature Department, a collaboration between award-winning author Robert Paul Weston and Framestore, the Academy Award–winning visual effects company known for its groundbreaking work on Gravity and the Harry Potter film franchise, the popular Shark Wars series by EJ Altbacker, and Matthew Ward’s The Fantastic Family Whipple.
Razorbill publishes nonfiction, including the Rookie Yearbooks, which are anthologies featuring the best content from RookieMag.com, curated by Rookie founder and editor Tavi Gevinson, and The Emotionary: A Dictionary of Words That Don’t Exist for Feelings That Do by Eden Sher. Our nonfiction backlist includes Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s Influence, The Teen Vogue Handbook: An Insider’s Guide to Careers in Fashion , and Classy by Derek Blasberg.
Ben Schrank joined Penguin 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.
Casey McIntyre joined Razorbill as associate publisher in 2014. Prior to coming to Razorbill, McIntyre was the publicity manager at HarperCollins Children’s Books. Throughout her career she has spearheaded the publicity campaigns of numerous award-winning, New York Times-bestselling titles, including Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy series, Morgan Rhodes’ Falling Kingdoms series, Derek Blasberg’s Classy, Jenny Slate & Dean Fleisher-Camp’s Marcel The Shell With Shoes On, Veronica Roth’s Divergent series, Terry Pratchett’s Dodger, and Katherine Applegate’s The One and Only Ivan.
Julie Rosenberg joined Razorbill as an editor in May 2017, where she works on young adult and middle grade novels. Prior to her time at Razorbill, she worked at Disney-Hyperion and was the editor for many wonderful children’s books, including Feminist Baby by Loryn Brantz, the New York Times best-selling Descendants series by Melissa de la Cruz, The Amateurs by Pretty Little Liars author Sara Shepard, and The Pearl Thief by New York Times best-selling author Elizabeth Wein. At Razorbill, Julie works with #1 New York Times best-selling author Richelle Mead, among others, and is looking forward to building a list of twisty, funny, and emotional novels featuring great dialogue and characters she’s never met before.
Marissa Grossman is an associate editor at Razorbill books, where she acquires young adult and middle grade novels. Marissa joined Razorbill in June 2013 after working in the advertising and promotions department at Berkley/NAL. Since then, Marissa has edited New York Times bestselling author Beth Revis’s A World Without You, which garnered starred reviews, and she has worked closely with Sabaa Tahir on the New York Times bestselling Ember in the Ashes series. Some of Marissa’s other titles include Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here by Anna Breslaw, Black Moon and Thirteen Rising, the final two books in Romina Russell’s extremely popular Zodiac series, And We’re Off by Internet sensation Dana Schwartz, and A Million Junes by breakout author Emily Henry.
Jessica Harriton is an assistant editor at Razorbill. Prior to joining Razorbill in 2015, Jess began her career at Disney-Hyperion, working with authors like Melissa de la Cruz and Alexandra Bracken. At Razorbill, Jess edits the Falling Kingdoms and Spirits and Thieves series by Morgan Rhodes and assisted on such titles as Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza and Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi (Fall ’17). Jess recently made her first acquisition–a dark,literary gem she’s very excited about. Jess is looking for YA and middle grade with strong hooks, unforgettable voices, and evocative settings.