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Katie Raissian Executive Editor Scribner

About the Editor

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Katie Raissian, Executive Editor, acquires and edits literary fiction, upmarket fiction, memoir, and narrative nonfiction. Prior to joining Scribner she was senior editor at Grove Atlantic, where she worked for ten years, during which time she edited a number of bestselling and award-winning authors including Colin Barrett, Candace Bushnell, Ada Calhoun, Isabella Hammad, Megan Hunter, Claire Keegan, Dantiel W. Moniz, Anna Noyes, Caleb Azumah Nelson, Diane Oliver, Regan Penaluna, and Madhuri Vijay. She is also the founder and publisher of Stonecutter Journal, a journal of international and US based art and literature, where she published original work by John Ashbery, Cathy Linh Che, Mark O’Connell, Renee Gladman, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Sally Rooney, Newsha Tavakolian, and Nicole Sealey, among many others. Although Katie currently lives in Brooklyn, her hometowns are Cork City and Belfast, and she is a proud Irish Iranian with a particular affinity for literature from both countries. She is looking for and excited by writing that pulsates and is unputdownable, stories with a strong sense of place, plot, and emotional intellect. She loves fiction in all its forms—including novellas and story collections—from all over the world and is always eager to find fresh and exciting voices. In nonfiction she is particularly drawn to memoir, psychology, philosophy, books about nature / the natural world, and true crime.

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Last Updated: May 16, 2024