Alison Fairbrother, Associate Editor

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Alison Fairbrother edits and acquires fiction, memoir, and select narrative nonfiction. She has worked with New York Times bestselling and award winning authors, including Kristen Arnett, Aja Gabel, Anna Hogeland, R.O. Kwon, and Jenny Xie. Alison’s own debut novel, The Catch, was published by Random House in 2022.

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Ashley Garland, Publicity Director

Ashley Garland

Ashley Garland has worked on dozens of national media campaigns for award-winning and New York Times bestselling Riverhead authors including James McBride, Daniel Pink, Anne Lamott, Bryan Washington, Michele Harper, and Randall Munroe. 

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Courtney Young, Executive Editor

Courtney Young, Executive Editor of Riverhead Books, specializes in entertaining and idea-driven nonfiction with a focus on natural and social science, business, technology, culture, and narrative journalism.

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Jake Morrissey, Executive Editor

Jake Morrissey

Jake Morrissey, Executive Editor of Riverhead Books, publishes both fiction and non-fiction in the areas of narrative nonfiction, history, science, culture, religion/spirituality, humor, historical fiction, and thrillers.

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Calvert Morgan, Executive Editor

Cal Morgan

Calvert Morgan is an Executive Editor at Riverhead Books. His recent projects have included Jess Walter’s Beautiful Ruins, Roxane Gay’s Bad Feminist, Lidia Yuknavitch’s The Small Backs of Children, Elizabeth Tallent’s Mendocino Fire, Lauren Redniss’s Radioactive, and Stanley Crouch’s Kansas City Lightning. He has also worked with Christopher Bollen, Blake Butler, Molly Crabapple, Rachel B. Glaser, Porochista Khakpour, Tom Piazza, Amber Tamblyn, Robin Wasserman, and Kate Zambreno.

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Sarah McGrath, Senior Vice President and Editor in Chief

Sarah McGrath

Sarah McGrath is Vice President and Editor in Chief of Riverhead Books, where she acquires and edits a range of literary fiction and narrative nonfiction. Among the critically acclaimed and New York Times-bestselling authors she currently edits are Khaled Hosseini, Meg Wolitzer, Chang-rae Lee, Lauren Groff, Paula Hawkins, Emma Straub, Maile Meloy, Brit Bennett, Tiphanie Yanique, Anton DiSclafani, Jean Kwok, Danielle Evans, Meghan O’Rourke, Margaret Talbot, Dana Goodyear, and Helen Oyeyemi.

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Rebecca Saletan, Vice President and Editorial Director

Becky Saletan

Rebecca Saletan is Vice President and Editorial Director of Riverhead Books. Over the course of three decades in publishing, Ms. Saletan has acquired and edited a range of award-winning and bestselling writers, including Mohsin Hamid, Junot Díaz, Masha Gessen, Peter Matthiessen, Philippe Petit, Claire Vaye Watkins, Hanna Rosin, Ivan Doig, Boris Johnson, and Diane McWhorter. She publishes literary fiction, memoir, narrative nonfiction, and books on current events, the environment, food, travel, science, women’s issues, and diverse cultures.

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Jynne Dilling Martin, Vice President and Deputy Publisher

Jynne Dilling Martin is the Vice President, Associate Publisher and Director of Publicity at Riverhead Books. She has spearheaded the publicity campaigns of dozens of award-winning, New York Times-bestselling books, including Paula Hawkins’s The Girl on the Train, Khaled Hosseini’s And the Mountains Echoed, Junot Díaz’s This is How You Lose Her, Meg Wolitzer’s The Interestings, Marlon James’s A Brief History of Seven Killings, Lauren Groff’s Fates and Furies, Elizabeth Strout’s Olive Kitteridge, Colum McCann’s Let the Great World Spin, and David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas.

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Geoffrey Kloske, President and Publisher

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Geoffrey Kloske is the President and Publisher of Riverhead Books. In his editing and publishing career, he has worked with many award-winning, New York Times–bestselling authors, and his books have included Dave Eggers’s A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius; Sarah Vowell’s Assassination Vacation, The Wordy Shipmates, and Unfamiliar Fishes; Carrie Brownstein’s Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl; Bob Dylan’s Chronicles, Volume 1; and David Sedaris’s Naked. In addition, he also worked with such authors as Shalom Auslander, Jon Ronson, Thomas Berger, James Carville, Howard Dean, Bernard Cooper, Ira Glass, Ed McBain, James McBride, and Nick Hornby, many of them also New York Times bestsellers.

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