Riverhead Books is thrilled to announce that Courtney Young is joining the editorial staff of Riverhead Books with the role of Executive Editor.
Young says of her move to Riverhead “I’ve always admired Riverhead's distinctive books and the enthusiasm and intelligence with which they publish them. I’m looking forward to joining this amazing team and building a list of scientists, journalists, and thinkers whose writing changes the way we understand the world.” She has edited and acquired books by many bestselling authors, including Randall Munroe (#1 New York Times bestseller What If?), Mark Miodownik (Stuff Matters), Adam Rogers (Proof), Joe Nocera and Bethany McLean (All the Devils Are Here), Seth Godin (Linchpin, Tribes), Ian Bremmer (The End of the Free Market), James Rickards (Currency Wars), and Pete Carroll (Win Forever), among others.
Prior to coming to Riverhead, Young was senior editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and also worked at Penguin's Portfolio, Current, and Sentinel imprints. Before working in publishing, she was a technical writer for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Riverhead Publisher Geoff Kloske said “It’s a pleasure to welcome Courtney back to the Penguin family, and her exceptional taste and instinct for smart, unexpected and thought-provoking nonfiction is a perfect fit for the Riverhead list.” Young will begin her new role in December.