Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House, is committed to taking risks and exploring new ways to tell stories.
Razorbill is home to a broad-ranging young adult hardcover fiction list that includes Jay Asher’s debut novel, Thirteen Reasons Why, a #1 and 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, and the instant New York Times bestseller An Ember in the Ashes, an epic high fantasy debut by Sabaa Tahir, and its #1 bestselling sequel, A Torch Against the Night. 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, and the popular Shark Wars series by EJ Altbacker.
Razorbill also publishes nonfiction, including the New York Times bestselling Sneakers by Rodrigo Corral, Alex French, and Howie Khan, Still Here, a personal diary curated by Rowan Blanchard, the Rookie Yearbooks, which are anthologies featuring the best content from RookieMag.com, curated by Rookie founder and editor Tavi Gevinson, Night Shift, a picture book memoir by Debi Gliori, The Teen Vogue Handbook: An Insider’s Guide to Careers in Fashion, and the New York Times bestselling advice book Classy by Derek Blasberg.
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.
Rūta Rimas joined Razorbill as an executive editor in April 2019, acquiring and editing middle grade and young adult, fiction and non, and graphic novels. Prior to her time at Penguin Random House, she was a senior editor for the Margaret K. McElderry imprint at Simon & Schuster, where she had the honor and privilege of working with talented authors and illustrators in the industry including New York Times bestselling author Amber Smith, award-winning and acclaimed authors Brendan Kiely and Tessa Gratton, up-and-coming thriller writer Kit Frick, illustrator extraordinaire Yasmeen Ismail, and the formidable, former Planned Parenthood President, Cecile Richards, amongst many others. Her tastes are quirky and sharp, boundary-pushing, with a dash of darkness and a whole lot of heart.
Chris Hernandez joined Razorbill as a senior editor in April 2019, acquiring picture books, middle grade, young adult, and graphic novels. Before coming to Penguin Random House, he was an editor at HarperCollins, where he had the pleasure of working with such stellar creators as Newbery Medalist Katherine Applegate; National Book Award-winner Thanhhà Lai; New York Times bestsellers Pittacus Lore, Lisa McMann, and Tahereh Mafi; SCBWI Golden Kite honoree Cori Doerrfeld; SCBWI Crystal Kite winner Tara Lazar; and critically-acclaimed author Jaye Robin Brown. Chris enjoys stories with heart, multi-layered humor, well-crafted mystery, thrilling adventure, a witty voice, accessible science fiction or fantasy, and a unique twist on something familiar. When he’s not editing children’s books, Chris goes home to write them—whenever his dog and cats give him a moment of peace. Follow him on Twitter: @ChrisMakesBooks.
Julie Rosenberg joined Razorbill in May 2017, where she’s enjoyed publishing young adult and middle grade novels including These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling, The Best Laid Plans by Cameron Lund, Goddess in the Machine by Lora Beth Johnson, and Kudo Kids: The Mystery of the Masked Medalist by Olympic Medalists Maia and Alex Shibutani, among others. 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. Julie’s always on the lookout for high concept novels that are twisty, hilarious, and/or swoony, featuring great dialogue and characters she’s never met before. Connect on Twitter @JulieARosenberg.
Jess Harriton is an associate editor at Razorbill, a division of Penguin Young Readers. She began her career at Disney Books and Glasstown Entertainment. At Razorbill, Jess works primarily on Young Adult fiction and is building a list of both commercial and literary titles spanning a range of genres, from heartfelt contemporary novels like Screen Queens by Lori Goldstein to twisty thrillers such as The Haunted by Danielle Vega to captivating sci-fi stories like War Girls by Tochi Onyebuchi. Jess is always on the lookout for strong voices, evocative settings, and characters who feel more like friends than fiction. When she’s not reading or editing, Jess can be found wandering around Brooklyn bookstores, running in Prospect Park, or trying out new recipes in her kitchen.
After graduating from Barnard College, Alex Sanchez joined the Razorbill team, where she edits young adult and middle grade fiction, non-fiction, and select graphic novels. She works with New York Times bestselling author Beth Revis among others, and has assisted on many titles, including Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson, Song of the Dead by Sarah Glenn Marsh, and Sneakers by Howie Kahn and Alex French. Alex is excited to continue building her own list of projects, and is always on the lookout for exciting and immersive YA and MG fiction with lots of heart and humor from a diverse range of voices and perspectives. She’s also looking for fresh, accessible non-fiction in the areas of pop culture, art, music, and lifestyle. If she’s not editing or reading, then she’s probably seeing a movie, doing karaoke, watching reality TV, or asking to see the dessert menu. Follow her on Twitter: @zandasanchez.
Gretchen Durning joined the Razorbill team in 2018 as an editorial assistant, and she edits primarily young adult and middle grade fiction. She worked on The Small Crimes of Tiffany Templeton by Richard Fifield, and has assisted on a number of other titles, including A Sky Beyond the Storm by Sabaa Tahir and The Wide Starlight by Nicole Lesperance, among others. Gretchen is especially drawn to stories with a strong hook, an immersive voice, and maybe a little bit of magic. When not reading, you can probably find her planning a trip to somewhere new or watching a BBC nature documentary. Follow her on Twitter: @gretchendurning.