Flatiron Books is a division of Macmillan, founded in 2014 with a simple philosophy: publish a relatively small number of titles so that each book could be supported by an extraordinary amount of editorial attention, marketing, and publicity. Staffed by several highly experienced publishing veterans (including Bob Miller, President, known for starting and running Hyperion Books for Disney for 18 years, and Amy Einhorn, Publisher, whose eponymous imprint at Penguin launched the careers of such authors as Liane Moriarty and Kathryn Stockett), Flatiron has published twenty-six New York Times bestsellers in its first three years, including seven #1 bestsellers. Flatiron has published non-fiction by such authors as Oprah Winfrey, Vice President Joe Biden, Jenny Lawson, Dr. Michael Greger, Nigella Lawson and Jamie Oliver, and fiction by such authors as Liane Moriarty, Laurie Frankel, Shobha Rao, Jane Harper, Stephanie Garber and Melissa Albert. Upcoming books include former FBI Director James Comey’s A Higher Loyalty, Leigh Bardugo’s Ninth House, Stephen McCauley’s My Ex-Life and Melinda Gates’s Walking Each Other Home.
MEET THE EDITORS
BOB MILLER, President and Publisher. Miller founded Hyperion for Disney in 1990 and was its president and publisher until 2008. He began his career at St. Martin’s Press and has also worked at Delacorte Press, HarperCollins, and Workman. Key titles Miller has acquired for Flatiron to date include What I Know For Sure by Oprah Winfrey, The Secret History of Twin Peaks by Mark Frost, and Promise Me, Dad by Vice President Joe Biden.
AMY EINHORN, Executive Vice President and Publisher. Einhorn has been in publishing for over 25 years since starting at Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Before joining Flatiron, she headed her eponymous imprint, Amy Einhorn Books, at Penguin. Some of her bestselling fiction titles include the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Help by Kathryn Stockett and Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty, as well as bestsellers such as The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown, The Postmistress by Sarah Blake, and Free Food for Millionaires by National Book Award Nominee Min Jin Lee. Her nonfiction bestsellers include Amy Sedaris’s I Like You and Jenny Lawson’s #1 New York Times bestsellers Let’s Pretend This Never Happened and Furiously Happy. Amy is publishing Isaac Mizrahi’s upcoming memoir, I.M., as well as former FBI Director James Comey’s book on leadership, A Higher Loyalty.
NOAH EAKER, Editorial Director. Eaker acquires literary and commercial fiction and narrative nonfiction and pop culture. He joined Flatiron after thirteen years at Random House, most recently as Executive Editor. Titles he’s edited include The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht, which was a National Book Award finalist and the winner of The Woman’s Prize, and The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between by Hisham Matar, which won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography. Recent New York Times bestsellers include the historical thriller The Last Days of Night by Oscar-winning screenwriter Graham Moore and the debut literary novel Among the Ten Thousand Things by Julia Pierpont. Other authors he’s worked with include Leigh Bardugo, Kelly Link, Elizabeth McCracken, David Mitchell, Hannah Tinti, and the Beastie Boys.
SARAH BARLEY, Editorial Director, Young Adult. Barley publishes a wide range of award-winning, bestselling books for young adults. Some of her recent titles include the ALA’s Stonewall Book Award winner and We Need Diverse Books’ Walter Dean Myers Award Honor Book If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo and the New York Times bestsellers Caraval by Stephanie Garber and The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert. Prior to joining Flatiron, Barley was an editor at HarperCollins Children’s Books and HarperTeen.
CHRISTINE KOPPRASCH, Executive Editor. Kopprasch is looking for suspense, mystery, and thrillers for Flatiron. Her acquisitions here include the detective mystery The Dry, a New York Times, Indie, and #1 international bestseller chosen as Amazon’s #1 Best Mystery & Thriller of the Year; the psychological suspense Behind Her Eyes, a New York Times, Indie, and #1 international bestseller; the legal thriller The Defense, a Goodreads Best Book of the Month; the literary mystery Tornado Weather, an Edgar Award nominee for Best First Novel; and the literary suspense Good Me Bad Me, a NYTBR’s Editor’s Choice. Kopprasch was formerly an editor at Crown, where her acquisitions included Miranda Beverly-Whittemore’s New York Times bestseller Bittersweet, Nina George’s New York Times and #1 Indie bestseller The Little Paris Bookshop, and Han Kang’s Man Booker International winning The Vegetarian.
SARAH MURPHY, Senior Editor. Murphy was most recently Editor at HarperCollins, where she published a wide range of nonfiction, including: My Glory Was I Had Such Friends by Amy Silverstein, optioned by J.J. Abrams for a limited TV series; the New York Times bestseller Genius Foods by Max Lugavere; and Modern Loss by Rebecca Soffer and Gabrielle Birkner. At Flatiron, Murphy’s first acquisition was Be Water, My Friend by Shannon Lee, daughter of Bruce Lee, an inspirational guide to Bruce Lee’s teachings and philosophies. Murphy is building a list of both narrative and prescriptive nonfiction, focusing on science, medicine, nature, psychology/human behavior, “big idea” books that explore social and cultural trends, memoir with great heart and soul, and feminist voices/issues, along with select fiction.
CAROLINE BLEEKE, Editor. Bleeke is acquiring literary and upmarket commercial fiction for Flatiron, with an emphasis on underrepresented voices, innovative structure and style, writing with a strong sense of place, and heart. Her authors at Flatiron include Neel Patel (If You See Me, Don’t Say Hi), Anne Youngson (Meet Me at the Museum), Anuk Arudpragasam (The Story of a Brief Marriage), Samantha Silva (Mr. Dickens and His Carol), Rosella Postorino (At the Wolf’s Table), and Angie Cruz (Dominicana). Bleeke was previously an editorial assistant at Alfred A. Knopf, and she has a Master’s degree in Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Literature.
JAMES MELIA, Editor. Melia previously worked at Doubleday before joining Flatiron Books, where he edits and acquires upmarket commercial fiction, narrative nonfiction, and pop culture. Notable books he has edited include The People We Hate at the Wedding by Grant Ginder (an Entertainment Weekly Summer Must- Read), James Rebanks’s The Shepherd’s Life (which was named one of the top ten books of the year by Michiko Kakutani), and Marc Maron’s Waiting for the Punch. In 2018, James will publish Ron Stallworth’s memoir Black Klansman, the basis for the forthcoming film produced by Jordan Peele and directed by Spike Lee.
JASMINE FAUSTINO, Publishing Manager and Senior Associate Editor. Faustino is acquiring narrative nonfiction, humor, music, pop culture, and science books. She enjoys reading voice-driven memoir and narratives that have a sociological or multicultural angle to them. Her titles at Flatiron Books include Once Upon a Time in Shaolin by Cyrus Bozorgmehr (a Rolling Stone Top Ten Best Music Book of 2017, an Amazon Best Book of the Month, and Business + Strategy’s Best Business Book of 2017) and The Lesbian Sex Haiku Book (with Cats!) by Anna Pulley. In 2018, Jasmine will publish the Japanese bestseller If Cats Disappeared from the World by Genki Kawamura. Previously, she worked in both the production editorial and editorial departments at St. Martin’s Press where she specialized in highly-designed and illustrated cookbooks, craft, and design books.
BRYN CLARK, Associate Editor. Bryn is looking for memoir, narrative nonfiction, and business, political, or sports books highly driven by the author’s own story, with a particular interest in strong female or marginalized voices. Most recently, in a highly contested auction Bryn acquired Ashley Ford’s debut literary memoir detailing the emotionally fraught relationship between Ford and her incarcerated father called Somebody’s Daughter. She is presenting Kim Brooks’ memoir Small Animals, about the day Brooks left her son in the car and her subsequent investigation into our culture of fearful and competitive parenting, at BookExpo’s 2018 Buzz Panel and is working on journalist Sarah Kendzior’s The View from Flyover Country, a searing commentary on American economic disparity. Bryn edited an anthology of essays from top cultural voices on surviving their first years out of college titled Freshman Year of Life and NBC Investigative Correspondent Jeff Rossen’s Rossen to the Rescue.
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