About the Editor

Editor photo of Melanie  Iglesias Pérez (she/her)

Melanie Iglesias is a Senior Editor at Atria Books. She joined the company in 2015 as part of the Simon & Schuster Associates Program, and has worked with debut, celebrity, and New York Times bestselling authors writing in English and Spanish across fiction and nonfiction genres. Her titles include #1 New York Times bestseller It Starts with Us by Colleen Hoover; national bestseller The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina by Zoraida Córdova (Book of the Month Club pick, B&N Speculative Fiction pick, Target Book Club pick); a Center for Fiction First Novel Prize longlist selection, The Boy with a Bird in His Chest by Emme Lund; a Lambda Literary Award for Bisexual Nonfiction finalist, GREEDY: Notes from a Bisexual Who Wants Too Much by Jen Winston;  and more. Melanie is passionate about championing underrepresented voices. She loves stories that highlight the magical in the seemingly mundane or explore new perspectives of the “known” in extraordinary scenarios, and is drawn to multilayered, voicey characters and beautiful, immersive writing with a commercial hook. She is also interested in book club fiction—conversation starters across the spectrum of lived experiences—with a soft spot for Puerto Rican or Latinx stories, found family narratives, and novels focused on identity and/or diaspora­; inclusive romance that touches on deeper themes; romantasy where the protagonists’ chemistry pulls you in and sweeps you through a magical world; and “late”-in-life or second coming-of-age novels. Melanie holds a bachelor’s degree in creative writing from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, and a master’s degree in publishing from NYU.

Areas of Interest: Contemporary, Upmarket or Quality Commercial Fiction, New Adult, Book Club Fiction,  Grounded Speculative Fiction, Magical Realism, Romance, Romantasy, Fantasy

Authors Include: Colleen Hoover, Zoraida Córdova, Laura Wood, Nisha Sharma, Peyton Corinne, Louisa Onomé, Emme Lund, Jen Winston, Briony Cameron


Featured Titles

It Starts with Us
The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina
Pride and Joy
Under Your Spell
Last Updated: July 19, 2024