Monday, July 21, 2014

Jynne Martin, Riverhead Publicity Director and Associate Publisher

Jynne Dilling Martin (2)

Riverhead Books is thrilled to announce that Publicity Director Jynne Dilling Martin will join Kate Stark and Catharine Lynch in the additional role of Associate Publisher, Riverhead Books. Ms. Martin joined Riverhead in 2011. She quickly fulfilled – and surpassed – the reputation she had already established for her passion, smarts, and originality in creating innovative, electric, no-stone-unturned campaigns for many of Riverhead’s national bestsellers, including Khaled Hosseini’s And the Mountains Echoed, Junot Díaz’s This Is How You Lose Her, Meg Wolitzer’s The Interestings, Masha Gessen’s The Man Without a Face, Chang-rae Lee’s On Such a Full Sea, and Peter Matthiessen’s In Paradise. Her determination and personal zeal have helped to propel the careers of established writers to new heights, and elevated the profiles of a number of emerging writers, such as Helen Oyeyemi, Juan Gabriel Vasquez, Claire Vaye Watkins and Marlon James.


This new title recognizes the role she has taken on beyond being an exemplary publicity director in all of these ways. Working closely with Kate Stark and Geoffrey Kloske, Ms. Martin has been equally tireless and resourceful in helping to discover emerging platforms, new media forms, and new partnerships --  and in the process, she has been instrumental in making Riverhead’s publicity and marketing apparatus the envy of the industry, and in highlighting Riverhead itself as a highly regarded and much-sought-after home for exceptional, important authors and books.


Prior to Riverhead, Ms. Martin was the Associate Director of Publicity at the Random House Publishing Group, and has also worked at Simon & Schuster and St. Martin’s Press. 

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Juan Gabriel Vasquez wins the 2014 International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award for The Sound of Things Falling!

Juan Gabriel Vasquez and translator Anne McLean win the prestigious 2014 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for their work, The Sound of Things Falling! Vasquez is the first South American author to win the award. Read more about the prize here.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Washington Post raves about Yelena Akhtiorskaya's "genius" PANIC IN A SUITCASE

Ron Charles writes: "This 28-year-old writer from Odessa subordinates the violence of nations for a moment and offers the balm of laughter… Equal parts borscht stew and Borscht belt … this is the great immigrant story drained of its inspirational hype. … One wonders if Akhtiorskaya hasn’t descended from some unacknowledged Russian branch of Kingsley Amis’s family...Genius." Read the full review here.

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Lisa Robinson in Conversation with Fran Lebowitz

We love this video of rock and roll journalist Lisa Robinson being interviewed by her friend Fran Lebowitz at the 92nd Street Y last week. The two discuss everything from touring with rock stars to the New York City rock scene in the 1980s to the merits of Kanye West's latest album. Watch the conversation here.

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Thursday, May 01, 2014

Daniel H. Pink's To Sell is Human illuminated by RSA animation

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Featured Author : Helen Oyeyemi

Helen Oyeyemi (c) Piotr Cieplak

Helen Oyeyemi

About the Author

Helen Oyeyemi is the author of five novels, most recently White Is for Witching, which won a 2010 Somerset Maugham Award, and Mr. Fox, which won a 2012 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. In 2013, she was named one of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists. She lives in Prague.


Author photo by Piotr Cieplak

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