You may have read (or at least heard of) “Before the Fall” by Noah Hawley, “Seriously, I’m Kidding” by Ellen Degenerous, or “Pachinko” by Min Jin Lee. Or perhaps you have picked up a book by Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, or Al Franken.
If so, you can thank Jamie Rabb, former President & Publisher of Grand Central Publishing, an imprint of Hachette Book Group and Deb Futter, the former publisher of Twelve and Vice President & Editor-in-Chief of Grand Publishing.
The publishing powerhouses have now joined forces to launch Celadon Books, a new Macmillan imprint that publishes a highly curated list of 20-25 fiction and nonfiction titles a year, reflecting the eclectic taste of its founders. Roxanne recently sat down with Jamie and Deb in NYC to talk about just what it takes to launch an imprint, what we have to look forward to from Celadon and more.
Also in this episode we hear from recurring guest and friend of the show Dan Sheehan, the editor of the Bookmarks section of Literary Hub! We caught up with the Restless Souls author in NYC where he gave us some terrific book recommendations and got into a pretty interesting conversation about book reviews.
Books in this episode:
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
The Volunteer by Salvatore Scibona
The Bird King by Willow Wilson
A Friend is a Gift You Give Yourself by William Boyle
Mama’s Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves by Frans de Waal
When Brooklyn Was Queer by Hugh Ryan
Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia by Christina Thompson
Gingerbread: A Novel by Helen Oyeyemi
Stay Up With Hugo Best: A Novel by Erin Somers
America Was Hard to Find by Kathleeen Alcott
Women Talking by Miriam Toews
Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado
Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison