Jenny Xu is a Senior Editor at Atria Books. She began her career at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and was most recently an Editor at Harper and Ecco. Jenny acquires a broad range of literary and commercial nonfiction and the occasional poetry collection, with a particular focus on illuminating more overlooked aspects of history and culture, and work that balances the personal with broader narratives. Prior to Atria, she acquired and edited bestselling and award-winning titles including Rise: A Pop History of Asian America by Jeff Yang, Phil Yu and Phil Wang; You’re That Bitch by Bretman Rock, The Big Reveal by Sasha Velour, The High Desert by James Spooner, The World Keeps Ending, and the World Goes On by Franny Choi, and Whiskey Tender by Deborah Taffa. She mentors through PoC in Publishing and Representation Matters.
Areas of Interest: Narrative Nonfiction, Memoir, Essays, Cultural Criticism, Illustrated/Graphic Nonfiction, Revisionist History, Humor, Pop Culture, Food Writing, Poetry, Marginalized and Underrepresented Communities
Authors Include: Lorelei Lee, Stephanie Krzywonos, Lenika Cruz, Tiana Clark, Elissa Washuta