Christopher Richards Executive Editor Scribner

About the Editor

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Christopher Richards, Executive Editor, joined Scribner in 2022. Chris began his career at Farrar, Straus and Giroux before moving to Penguin Press, where he edited and acquired New York Times bestsellers and critically acclaimed books that engage culture, science, and important issues of our time. He acquires a range of serious nonfiction—especially history, science, politics, literary memoir, poetry, and cultural criticism—and select literary fiction. His books have been finalists for the National Book Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Pulitzer Prize. Among his publications are The Climate Book and No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg, the #1 New York Times bestselling activist and 2019’s Time Person of the Year; Fundamentals by Nobel Prize winner Frank Wilczek; bestsellers The Bill of Obligations and The World by the President of the Council on Foreign Relations Richard Haass; and What You Have Heard Is True by poet Carolyn Forché, a National Book Award finalist. Forthcoming Scribner authors include Robin Wall Kimmerer, astrophysicist Katie Mack, journalist Sally Hayden, poet Patricia Smith, biologist Monica Dus, historian Augustine Sedgewick, astrobiologist Nathalie Cabrol, and New Yorker essayist Joshua Rothman.


Featured Titles

I Love Hearing Your Dreams
The Secret Life of the Universe
Pulling the Chariot of the Sun
Remembering Peasants
Last Updated: May 16, 2024