Penguin Life Team

Penguin: Because Reading Matters

Isabelle Alexander, Editorial Assistant

Isabelle Alexander (she/her/hers) joined Penguin Life in January 2023 assisting Meg Leder. She graduated with an International Relations B.A. from Tufts University. After working as an administrative assistant at a healthcare facility, she transitioned to the world of publishing and enjoys nonfiction books from diverse voices that interrogate the established systems of the world and…

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Nina Rodríguez-Marty, Editor

Nina Rodríguez-Marty (she/her/hers) acquires prescriptive and idea-driven nonfiction in categories such as self-help, personal development, psychology, wellness, health, productivity, and peak performance. Her authors are academics, practitioners, and brilliant thinkers immersed in their field, including narcissism expert Dr. Ramani Durvasula, coach to the Fortune 500 Amina AlTai, psychiatrist and University of Pennsylvania lecturer Dr. Jennifer…

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Annika Karody, Editorial Assistant

Annika Karody (she/her/hers) is an editorial assistant for Penguin Books and Penguin Life, where she works for Patrick Nolan and Meg Leder. Previously, she interned at Melville House Press and at Restless Books, where she worked on an anthology of literature by Rabindranath Tagore, due out in spring 2023. She is passionate about books that encourage readers to engage critically and thoughtfully with their own lives and the world around them.

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Amy Sun, Senior Editor

Amy Sun (she/her/hers) acquires nonfiction across a range of subjects, including memoir, narrative nonfiction, health, wellness, psychology, spirituality, religion, relationships, fashion, pop culture, and beauty. She looks for books that connect ideas across disciplines and that help us live more meaningful, thoughtful lives. She also acquires literary fiction that is smart, funny, profound, with an original voice or perspective, or that has a speculative element. Amy’s current and forthcoming list includes books by Stanford University professor and MacArthur Fellow Jennifer L. Eberhardt, PhD; New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Ella Frances Sanders; journalist and deputy editor at The Atlantic Joe Fassler; social worker, tarot reader, writer, and teacher Jessica Dore; and journalist and executive editor at Refinery29 Connie Wang.

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Margaux Weisman, Editor

Margaux Weisman (she/her/hers) acquires nonfiction in the wellness, self-help, and personal development spaces. She is particularly interested in mental health, the intersection between wellness and feminism, inspirational memoir, and books that give us tools to live healthier, more mindful, more productive, and more contented lives. She also publishes a diverse and eclectic range of fiction, including upmarket commercial fiction with stylish prose, bold and ambitious literary fiction, and genre fiction that challenges conventions. Margaux’s current and forthcoming list includes books by the National Indie bestselling author Kathleen Rooney; global bestseller Juno Dawson; O’Henry Prize–winner Brenda Peynado; founder of Dear Grown Ass Women® Cyndie Spiegel; and author, professor, and clinical psychologist Dr. Ramani Durvasula.

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Meg Leder, Editorial Director

Meg Leder (she/her/hers) publishes a wide range of wellness-inspired prescriptive nonfiction and voice-driven books. She is looking for projects in the wellness arena that contribute to larger cultural conversations and help readers live their lives in new ways, as well as nonfiction that delights, surprises, and entertains. Meg’s current and forthcoming list includes books by New York Times bestselling authors Keri Smith, Elaine Welteroth, Mari Andrew, Luvvie Ajayi Jones, and coloring book artist Johanna Basford, as well as poet Yrsa Daley-Ward, actress Zosia Mamet, board-certified psychiatrist Dr. Pooja Lakshmin, and thought leader Bozoma St. John.

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