Riverhead Books is thrilled to announce the promotion of Sarah McGrath to the role of Editor in Chief. Ms. McGrath joins Editorial Director Becky Saletan and Geoff Kloske in the editorial leadership of the imprint. She is one of the most highly regarded and sought-after editors in our industry, and beloved by her colleagues here in the Penguin Random House group. Ms. McGrath came to Riverhead in 2006 and has helped shape the imprint into what it is today.
At Riverhead, Ms. McGrath has acquired and edited fiction by award-winning and New York Times-bestselling authors including Khaled Hosseini, Meg Wolitzer, Chang-rae Lee, Anton DiSclafani, Laura Moriarty, Cathy Marie Buchanan, Jean Kwok, Maile Meloy, Steven Galloway, Danielle Evans, Ramona Ausubel, and Aryn Kyle. She has acquired and edited narrative nonfiction by writers including Janny Scott, Margaret Talbot, Dana Goodyear, Akash Kapur, Allison Hoover Bartlett, and Najla Said. Prior to her time at Riverhead she worked at Scribner and Knopf.