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.
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.
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.
James MeaderVice President and Associate Publisher
James Meader is the Vice President and Associate Publisher. Since joining Picador in 2002 as a publicity assistant, he has planned a vast number of publicity launches for authors including Paul Auster, Jeffrey Eugenides, 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 has also acquired and edited books for the imprint, including Paul Goldberg’s novels The Yid (2016) and The Chateau (2018); Deborah Campbell’s A Disappearance in Damascus (2017); Alan Stern and David Grinspoon’s Chasing New Horizon (2018); and Menno Schilthuizen’s Darwin Comes to Town (2018). 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.
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 Lead From the Outside by Stacey Abrams. Bri is a Midwestern transplant from Ohio and Michigan who earned her BA in English Writing and Conflict Studies at DePauw University. She’s a tea enthusiast, burgeoning archer, and longtime soccer fan and player.