I’m very happy to report I’m joining The Penguin Press as Marketing Director on April 23rd.
For anyone who’s had to suffer through happy hour with me the last couple years, you know how much I enjoy working at Farrar, Straus and Giroux. And it’s been great producing Work in Progress and coordinating campaigns with authors like John Jeremiah Sullivan, Amy Waldman, Jonathan Franzen, and Jeffrey Eugenides.
So this news is a bit of “onward and upward.” Penguin Press has a great list of authors (*cough* Zadie Smith Clay Shirky Nate Silver Thomas Pynchon *cough*) and a truly impressive roster of editors and publicists. I’m looking forward to painting with a bigger brush, as it were, and launching some nonfiction-driven pilot projects. If you see me at happy hour in the next few weeks, I apologize in advance for my nerdy enthusiasm. (And be sure to keep an eye out for some big Penguin Press news in the next month or two.)
Finally: next Tuesday’s Nerd Jeopardy will serve as my unofficial FSG goodbye party. Come on down to McNally Jackson, drink some wine, answer some literary trivia, and be sure to follow us to Botanica for the afterparty.
Typically you have to wait until September and October for a surfeit of literary events. Lucky for us New Yorkers there’s an absurd amount of great programming in the next week alone.
- Thursday, March 1st: Maud Newton and Ellen Ullman (author of By Blood), BookCourt
- Tuesday, March 6th: The FSG Reading Series with Rosecrans Baldwin (Paris, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down) and Davy Rothbart (My Heart Is an Idiot), The Russian Samovar
- Wednesday, March 7th: Vol. 1 Brooklyn presents The Greatest 3-Minute Movie Stories Ever (I’ll be speaking at this one, buffeted by several more talented people), Le Poisson Rouge
- Wednesday, March 7th: National Book Critics Circle Awards Finalist Readings, The New School
- Friday, March 9th: John Jeremiah Sullivan (Pulphead) and Geoff Dyer (Zona), 192 Books
If that’s not enough, get thee to Book Boroughing for more.
We’re bringing our night of wine and literary trivia to McNally Jackson on Wednesday, Jan. 18th. Three teams will compete for glory and modest prizes; everyone will compete for loudest and wittiest heckle.
To whet your appetite for all things bookish and Trebekian, here’s a look at our last Nerd Jeopardy from November: