Kolt Beringer is the Managing Editor at Picador as well as a poet and essayist. His work has appeared in SALTS’s “Monochrome” and “read the room/you’ve got to” exhibits. His writing has also appeared in Dunstan Thompson: On the Life and Work of a Lost American Master. Beringer earned his BA at the University of Minnesota and his MFA at Columbia School of the Arts.
Elizabeth Bruce is the Editor, having joined Picador as an editorial assistant in 2011, and has since built a diverse list of bestselling and critically acclaimed authors. She specializes in accessible contemporary literary fiction and has a particular affinity for character-driven projects that explore identity, pivotal moments (in recent history or a person’s life), and mental health; she is also expanding a similarly-themed nonfiction list that focuses on narrative, memoir, and projects that blend both. Her authors include Jung Yun, whose debut novel, Shelter, was a finalist for the B&N Discover Award; Yewande Omotoso (The Woman Next Door); the New York Times bestselling graphic novelist Stephen Collins (The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil); Victoria Fedden (This Is Not My Beautiful Life); Edgar Award finalist Alan Glynn (Limitless); Michael Donkor; and Alexandra Lydon, who is at work on a history of the Boston Police Department’s first women officers. Elizabeth earned her BA in American Studies from Columbia University; she is also a graduate of the Columbia Publishing Course, and a native of North Carolina.
Sara DeLozierPublicity Coordinator
Sara DeLozier is the Publicity Coordinator and joined Picador's publicity department in 2017. She works on a diverse list of original fiction and nonfiction titles, as well as reprints from a range of authors, including Terry Tempest Williams, Joan Didion, Susan Sontag, Jonathan Safran Foer, Hilary Mantel, Barbara Ehrenreich, Darryl Pinckney, Thomas L. Friedman, and Robert Gottlieb, among others. She began her publishing career at Simon & Schuster, where she worked in editorial and focused primarily on nonfiction. She has a passion for feminist literature and amplifying women’s voices, and earned her Master's degree in English Literature, with special focus on Victorian literature from 1850-1890, from NYU in 2015. She is a native of Tennessee.
Anna deVriesExecutive Editor
Anna deVries is the Executive Editor at Picador. She acquires and edits a range of literary fiction and non-fiction. Some of the books she has edited include One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter by Scaachi Koul; We Gon’ Be Alright: On Race and Resegregation by Jeff Chang; Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine by Damon Tweedy, MD; Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: 16 Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids edited by Meghan Daum; No One Can Pronounce My Name by Rakesh Satyal, The Birth of Korean Cool by Euny Hong, and Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights by Katha Pollitt.
Shannon DonnellyMarketing Manager
Shannon Donnelly is the Marketing Manager and joined Picador in 2014. In addition to digital strategy and social media, she has worked on campaigns for Being Mortal by Atul Gawande, Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman, The Sellout by Paul Beatty, A Fighting Chance by Elizabeth Warren, and Children of the New World by Alexander Weinstein, among many others. She came to Picador from Dey Street Books (formerly It Books), a part of HarperCollins, managing marketing campaigns for celebrity and entertainment books such as Not My Father’s Son by Alan Cumming and My Drunk Kitchen by Hannah Hart. Prior to that she worked for The Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, part of Random House, doing digital marketing campaigns for books including 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami and Wild by Cheryl Strayed. Before entering publishing, she was a journalist who worked for The Daily Beast and Gawker. She is a graduate of Columbia University with a degree in creative writing.
LeeAnn FalcianiSenior Book Cover Designer
LeeAnn Falciani is the Senior Book Cover Designer.
Liat KaplanMarketing Assistant
Liat Kaplan is the Marketing Assistant and joined Picador in 2017 after graduating from Claremont McKenna College with a degree in Literature.
Darin KeeslerVice President, Marketing & Sales
Darin Keesler is the Vice President, Marketing and Sales and joined Picador in 2002 after working in national accounts for Macmillan. He has been privileged to work on the marketing and promotional plans for many award-winning and New York Times bestselling books from writers like Jonathan Franzen, Jeffrey Eugenides, Marilynne Robinson, Hilary Mantel, Atul Gawande and Tom Friedman, as well as many movie tie-ins, ranging from 2003's The Hours, to 2018's Oscar-nominated Call Me By Your Name. Darin grew up in rural Western New York, and studied history in college. While he reads broadly in literary fiction, history and the arts, he has a soft spot for biographies of artists, fashion designers and photographers.
Stephen M. MorrisonPublisher, Vice President
Stephen M. Morrison is the Publisher/VP of Picador, having joined in 2012. At Picador, Stephen wears a number of hats, working closely with his colleagues to build upon the tradition of publishing the very best books in quality trade paperback from Macmillan sibling imprints Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Henry Holt and St. Martin's Press. Stephen also works closely with the Picador team to publish a carefully selected list of original books. Recent Picador authors whom Stephen has edited include Edgar Winning author Paul French, NBCC Finalist Olivia Laing, Dayton Peace Prize Finalist Ben Rawlence, psychotherapist Jeanne Safer, Christopher J. Yates, and Alexander Weinstein. Stephen has also worked to expand Picador's media-related publications, including such recent projects as the #1 New York Times Bestseller The Revenant by Michael Punke, Volker Kutscher's Babylon Berlin, Shusaku Endo's Silence, and André Aciman's Call Me By Your Name. Before Picador, Stephen worked as the Editor in Chief/Associate Publisher of Penguin Books and prior to that as the Director of Rights & Contracts and Executive Editor at Bloomsbury USA; he started his career in publishing as a literary scout at Maria B. Campbell Associates. A native New Yorker, Stephen grew up in London and did a double major in History and MCM/Film at Brown University.
James MeaderVice President and Executive Director of Publicity
James Meader is the Vice President and Executive Director of Publicity and joined Picador in 2002. The first national author tour he worked on was for the paperback of Jeffrey Eugenides' Middlesex in 2003. Since then, he has planned hundreds of publicity launches for authors including Paul Auster, David Finkel, Jonathan Safran Foer, Jonathan Franzen, Thomas L. Friedman, Atul Gawande, Damon Tweedy, Adelle Waldman, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and Tom Wolfe. He serves on the Publishers Publicity Association board. James also acquires and edits a handful of books each year. Recent acquisitions include: Paul Goldberg’s novels The Yid (2016) and The Chateau (2018); Deborah Campbell’s A Disappearance in Damascus: Friendship and Survival in the Shadow of War (2017); Alan Stern and David Grinspoon’s Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto (2018); Menno Schilthuizen’s Darwin Comes to Town: How the Urban Jungle Drives Evolution (2018); and Patrick House’s Against Elegance (2019). A native of Maine, he studied comparative literature and Chinese at Middlebury College. He lives in New York City with his wife and son and is a massive fan of 1970s folk rock.
Pronoy SarkarAssociate Editor
Pronoy Sarkar is the Associate Editor and acquires non-fiction across various genres. He is drawn to big picture and argument-driven books in popular science, cultural and literary history, the behavioral sciences, politics, economics, and literary journalism. In addition, books that explore marginal identities and communities--either through historical narrative or argument--are of equal interest. Since joining Picador in 2016, he has worked on the reprints of a range of authors, including Jonathan Safran Foer, Jeffrey Eugenides, Mario Vargas Llosa, Margaret Drabble, Darryl Pinckney, and Robert Gottlieb, among others. In addition, he has acquired and is excited to be publishing We the People by legal scholar Erwin Chemerinsky, What Would the Great Economists Do? by economist Linda Yueh, American Demagogue by legal scholar Eric Posner, and Raw by U-God, a founding member of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan, among others. He began his publishing career at Simon & Schuster, where he worked in marketing and helped oversee the Enriched Classics series and the reissues of books by Doris Lessing, Marge Piercy, and the Emile Durkheim backlist. He is a graduate of Duke University.
Brianna Scharfenberg is the Publicist and made her start in book publishing at independent presses publicizing works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, such as Man Booker finalist His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet. Since joining Picador in 2017, she has managed campaigns for New York Times bestseller Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman, Thank You For Your Service by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer David Finkel, and the Picador Modern Classics, Series 02 by Joan Didion, Hilary Mantel, Barbara Ehrenreich, and Susan Sontag. Bri is a Midwestern transplant from Ohio and Michigan who earned her BA in English Writing and Peace & Conflict Studies at DePauw University. She’s a tea enthusiast, burgeoning archer, and longtime soccer fan and player.
Henry Sene YeeCreative Director
Henry Sene Yee is the Creative Director and a founding member of Picador. A BFA graduate of the School of Visual Arts in NYC. He started his career in editorial design freelancing at Condé Nast and Rolling Stone magazine. He was hired to work at his first book publishing job at Pantheon Books / Random House for the legendary Art Director, Louise Fili. After 3 years, Henry moved to St. Martin’s Press as a Senior Designer, was promoted to Senior Art Director, and in 2005 was promoted to his current position as Creative Director at PicadorUSA. He has won numerous awards including: AIGA’s 50 Books / 50 Covers, The New York Art Directors’ Club GOLD Cube, The Type Directors’ Club, The Society of Illustrators, Print Magazine’s Regional Design Annual, Communication Arts, Graphis magazine, and The New York Book Show. He’s a frequent judge for competitions, and enjoys guest lecturing. He can always be seen with a camera in one hand and a coffee in the other. You can follow him on Instagram at hsyee