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Olivia Taylor Smith joined Simon & Schuster in 2022 as Senior Editor. Prior to joining S&S, Smith was the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Unnamed Press for over eight years where she published over 88 books. Her focus has always been on championing dynamic and voice-driven storytelling from the US and around the world, particularly by debut authors.

Some books she has acquired and edited include A Certain Hunger by Chelsea G. Summers (finalist for the VCU Cabell First Novel Award), Homesick by Jennifer Croft (winner of the 2020 Saroyan International Prize), Like a Bird by Fariha Roisin (one of NPR and Vogue’s Best Books of 2020), and Cairo Circles by Doma Mahmoud (Indie Next List and Indies Introduce Selection).

Smith was a Frankfurt Fellow in 2018 and is also the translator from the French of Panthers in the Hole, a graphic biography of the Angola 3.

She will primarily be acquiring fiction.

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Last Updated: February 28, 2024