2020 Visiting International Publishers biographies

Federico Andornino

Position: Editorial Director

Website: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, an imprint of the Orion Publishing Group

Location: London, UK

Main areas of interest:

  • Literary fiction with mass appeal
  • International fiction (both in English and translation)
  • Literary crime
  • Graphic novels
  • LGBTIQ+ fiction

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Erica Berla

Position: Co-Founder and Literary Agent

Website: Berla & Griffini Rights Agency

Location: Milan, Italy

Main areas of interest:

  • Fiction (literary and commercial)
  • Non-fiction

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Tamar Brazis

Position: Editorial Director

Website: Viking Children’s Books, Penguin Random House US

Location: New York, USA



Main areas of interest:

  • Children’s picture books
  • Middle-grade novels
  • Children’s non-fiction

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Simon Lörsch

Position: Acquisitions Editor

Website: Suhrkamp Verlag

Location: Berlin, Germany



Main areas of interest:

  • Literary fiction
  • Memoir
  • Narrative non-fiction
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Teresa Pütz

Position: Editor for International Fiction

Website: S. Fischer Verlag

Location: Frankfurt, Germany



Main areas of interest: 

  • Literary and upmarket fiction
  • Memoir
  • Narrative non-fiction
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Emilia Rhodes

Position: Editorial Director

Website: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers

Location: New York, USA


Main areas of interest:

  • Young Adult and middle-grade fiction of all genres
  • Picture books
  • Graphic novels
  • Non-fiction
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Sandra Rothmund

Position: Editor 

Website: Thienemann-Esslinger

Location: Stuttgart, Germany

Main areas of interest:

  • Young Adult fiction, both commercial and literary
  • Middle-grade fiction
  • Fantasy
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Jon Baker

Position: President

Website: Baker Literary Scouting

Location: Jersey City, USA



Main areas of interest:

  • Commercial and literary fiction and non-fiction
  • Film and television

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Peter Borland

Position: Vice President, Editor-in-Chief

Website: Atria Books, Simon & Schuster US

Location: New York, USA

Main areas of interest:

  • Literary and upmarket commercial fiction
  • Crime fiction and suspense
  • Narrative nonfiction (memoir, current events, popular science and history)

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David Gressot

Position: Head of Foreign Literature

Website: Editions Actes Sud

Location: Paris, France 




Main areas of interest:

  • Fiction
  • Non-fiction
  • Children’s books

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Aurélie Pregliasco

Position: Editorial Director, Fiction

Website: Gallimard Jeunesse

Location: Paris, France



Main areas of interest:

  • Middlerade fiction
  • Young Adult fiction
  • Cross-over picture books
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Michael Reynolds

Position: Editor in Chief

Website: Europa Editions

Location: New York, USA



Main areas of interest:

  • Adult literary fiction,
  • High-end mysteries
  • Young Adult fiction
  • Narrative non-fiction
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Lindsey Rose

Position: Executive Editor

Website: Dutton, Penguin Random House US

Location: New York, USA


Main areas of interest:

  • Crime/thrillers/suspense
  • Upmarket and commercial fiction
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Tao Wu (Nick)

Position: Editorial Director

Website: GUOMAI Culture & Media Co

Location: Shanghai, China


Main areas of interest:

  • Novels that make you laugh
  • Novels that make you cry
  • Novels that expand your imagination
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Our team

Director, International Development: Amrit Gill 

Manager, International Development Operations: Thea Baumann

North America

International Development Consultant: Norman Armour 

International Market Adviser: Karen Le Roy

North Asia

International Development Consultant: Rosemary Hinde 

International Market Adviser: Joanna Bayndrian

South & South East Asia

International Development Consultant: Grey Yeoh 

International Market Adviser: Nithya Nagarajan

Europe

International Development Consultant: Katrina Schwarz 

International Market Adviser: Ellen Dwyer

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Senior Exhibition and Project Officer: Tara Kita 

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