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Prior to joining Avid Reader in 2022, Margo spent eight years at Doubleday, an imprint of Penguin Random House, and two years as a scout at Bettina Schrewe Literary Scouting. She acquires literary and upmarket fiction along with select memoir and narrative nonfiction. She’s always on the lookout for bold voices, fresh and wild concepts, and books that question the status quo in ways both big and small. At Doubleday she edited the instant New York Times bestseller and Today Show Book Club Pick Qian Julie Wang’s Beautiful Country: A Memoir of an Undocumented Childhood, both Ingrid Rojas Contreras’ The Man Who Could Move Clouds (a National Book Award Finalist) and Fruit of the Drunken Tree (a national bestseller, a B&N Discover Pick, and an ALA Top Ten Novel of the Year), Oyinkan Braithwaite’s My Sister the Serial Killer (Amazon Debut of the Month, winner of the Los Angeles Times Mystery/Thriller Prize, shortlisted for the Women’s Prize, and longlisted for the Booker Prize), Rachel Yoder’s Nightbitch (an Esquire and Vulture Best Book of 2021, Amazon Debut of the Month, longlisted for the PEN Faulkner Debut Novel Prize, and soon to be a film starring Amy Adams), and Sophie Mackintosh’s The Water Cure (a Los Angeles Times bestseller and longlisted for the Booker Prize). Other authors she has acquired and edited include Ariel Lawhon, Ayanna Lloyd Banwo, Julianne Pachico, Paul Mendez, Polly Rosenwaike, Rebecca Watson, Stephanie Scott, and Timothy Schaffert.

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Last Updated: November 17, 2022