Tarini Sipahimalani, Assistant Editor

Tarini Sipahimalani joined Putnam in 2021 and acquires upmarket fiction. She’s drawn to emotionally resonant and psychologically penetrating stories that speak to the universalities of the human experience, that don’t shy away from characters’ messy or darker depths, and narratives that heal, be it by connecting the peculiar with the sublime, a sweeping romance with a strong coming-of-self arc, or through a striking sardonic voice.

Tarini’s upcoming titles include The Blanket Cats by Kiyoshi Shigematsu, a Japanese bestseller in translation; There’s Nothing Wrong with Her by acclaimed author and “Shelf Help” podcast host Kate Weinberg; raw and tender debut Girls Girls Girls by Shoshana von Blanckensee; Winging it With You by bookstagrammer Chip Pons (co-acquired with Kate Dresser); and My Darling Boy by Helen Cooper. She also edits #1 New York Times bestseller John Sandford, Jeffery Deaver, and the Robert B. Parker and Stuart Woods estates.