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Tim O'Connell Vice President and Editorial Director Simon & Schuster

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Tim O’Connell joined Simon & Schuster in 2021 as Editorial Director for fiction. Prior to joining S&S, Tim worked in the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group for over fifteen years. Publishing across genres and formats, he has sought to champion unique voices from a wide spectrum of authors.

In 2020, his author of twelve years, Charles Yu, won the National Book Award for Fiction for the novel Interior Chinatown. That same year Vanessa Veselka’s novel The Great Offshore Grounds was long-listed for the same award. This year Omar El Akkad’s What Strange Paradise won the Scotiabank Giller Award, while Pajtim Statovci’s Bolla was a finalist for the Kirkus Prize in Fiction, as was Kristen Radtke’s Seek You for Nonfiction.

He has edited with numerous bestselling and award-winning authors including Ted Chiang, Nathan Hill, Lauren Hough, Karin Tidbeck, Jonah Mixon-Webster, Amitava Kumar, Clémence Michallon, and Sergio de La Pava.

Originally from Hamden, Connecticut, Tim O’Connell has been a Frankfurt Fellow, a Beijing Publishing Fellow, a Norwegian Literature Abroad Fellow, and Finish Literature Exchange Fellow, and worked with the PEN America Writing for Justice Fellowship.

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Last Updated: May 30, 2024