If we were to gather our authors in one room, it would be the best kind of cocktail party
Our authors’ work spans fiction and nonfiction, adult and children’s, with the distinctions and parallels between them creating a dynamic list.
We see the common ground between our poets and lyricists; musicians and artists; scientists and speculative fiction writers; historians and writers of historical fiction; psychologists and novelists; journalists and activists.
We are drawn to fiction that transcends its category through masterful writing and wide appeal. No matter the genre, we seek complex characters and relationships we long to revisit and stories that stay with us. We love the funny and quirky, the searing and incisive, the dark and defiant. We thrill at getting lost in other worlds and time periods. We relish contemporary fiction that explores the here and now with startling acuity.
Our authors have won the Pen/Hemingway Award, the British Fantasy Award, the Aurealis Award, the Locus Award, and the ALA’s Alex Award among numerous other awards, and been finalists for the Hugo, the Nebula, and the Orange Prize.
Our adult novelists include Kevin Hearne, Garth Nix, Jaclyn Moriarty, Melina Marchetta, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Rosina Lippi (also writing as Sara Donati), Delia Sherman, Jon Skovron, Rachel DeWoskin, Sajni Patel, Felicity McLean, Ellen Klages, and many more.
We are drawn to nonfiction authors who are leaders in their field or have lived a singular life, who have something powerful to say, and who distinguish themselves through their writing. Our nonfiction authors include biographers and historians whose narratives compel us like great fiction; scientists who rivet us with their descriptions of the natural world; journalists who bring us deep inside pressing issues through story; memoirists who captivate us with their lives and voice; innovators and entrepreneurs who possess keen insights in business and beyond; and feminists and activists who are advocating for a more equal, more inclusive world.
Our nonfiction authors have won many awards including the Pulitzer, the National Book Award, the Michael Lynton History Prize, the Pushcart Prize, the American Book Award, and the Emmy, and been finalists for the LA Times Book Prize and the Pulitzer, among numerous other awards. Our authors have been recipients of the Guggenheim and NEH and NEA grants. They have been included in anthologies such as Best American Essays and been published in a wide range of publications including: The New York Times, The Atlantic, New York Review of Books, Mother Jones, HuffPost, Elle, O Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Time, The Believer, Lapham’s Quarterly, Boston Globe, Atlas Obscura, The Washington Post, Politico, Chronicle of Higher Education, Orion, Vanity Fair, Harper’s, The Nation, NPR, The Economist, The Forward, The New Yorker, and Sunday Times Magazine London.
Our nonfiction authors include T.J. Stiles, Tyler Anbinder, Leah Redmond Chang, Mikki Kendall, Danya Ruttenberg, Colin Woodard, Alissa Quart, David Rose, Tami Oldham Ashcraft, Polo Tate, Henry Gee, Susanne Antonetta, Eliza Factor, Tiffany Pham, Leil Lowndes, and Melanie Katzman, among others.
Our Young Adult list is diverse and dynamic—defined by stellar prose, compelling characters, and stories that challenge, excite, and inspire.
We adore contemporaries about love, friendship, and family that feel both timely and timeless; character-driven novels that explore relevant issues and struggles from a young adult perspective; thrillers and mysteries that make us second-guess ourselves; historical fiction that illuminates under-explored time periods; and fantasy and science fiction that transports us to entirely new worlds or puts a compelling speculative twist on our own. Above all, we are drawn to exemplary writing and seek to build a list that reflects the extraordinary diversity of young people’s lives and experiences.
Our Young Adult authors have won the Printz Award, multiple Printz Honors, the National Jewish Book Award, and the Sydney Taylor Book Award, been longlisted for the National Book Award and the Miles Franklin Award, and have been finalists for the Edgar Award, the Morris Award, the American Book Award, and the Nebula Award among many others.
Our Young Adult authors include Marissa Meyer, Garth Nix, Scott Westerfeld, S. Jae-Jones, Nafiza Azad, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Jaclyn Moriarty, Melina Marchetta, Margo Lanagan, Justine Larbalestier, Alison Goodman, Julie Chibbaro, Ambelin and Ezekiel Kwaymullina, SA Patel, and many more.
In children’s books, we are drawn to the fun, the fantastical, the heartwarming, and the thought-provoking.
We seek fast-paced adventures threaded with mystery; school stories that tackle important topics in kid-friendly ways; fantasy and historical that’s whimsical, entertaining, and smart; nonfiction that illuminates a fascinating subject through narrative; and graphic novels and picture books with illustrations that pop. We love to laugh, and we enjoy the very funny and the delightfully strange, while being equally drawn to books that explore more serious subjects and spark thoughtful discussion in classrooms, libraries, and at home.
Our children’s authors have won five Newbery Honor Awards. They have also won the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction, the New York Historical Society Children’s History Book Prize, the Boston Globe Horn Book Honor Award, the Aurealis Award, the Sid Fleischman Award, the Grammy Award, and have been finalists for many more honors.
Our children’s list includes John Marciano, Catherine Gilbert Murdock, Kirby Larson, Jennifer and Matthew Holm, Andy Griffiths, Barbara Dee, Delia Sherman, the Estate of Ludwig Bemelmans (Madeline), Laurie Berkner, Alan Silberberg, They Might Be Giants, among many other authors and illustrators.