About Nathan Rostron

Editor and Marketing Director at Restless Books, Freelance Book Editor, Writer


For thriller seekers: this fall’s books to watch for

Stephen King and John Grisham give fans sequels to their early classics; Lee ChildSue Grafton and Michael Connelly all introduce new installments in their iconic thriller series; patriarch of the legal thriller Scott Turow has a new standalone novel and William Boyd reinvents James Bond–plus two novels starring identical twins and two new books that could be the next film vehicles for Matthew McConaughey.


This fall’s novels to watch for

This fall’s must-read fiction includes novels set in China, India, London, San Francisco and New York; two exciting debuts by Australian writers; stories from authors who’ve received the Nobel Prizethe Pulitzer and more; hotly anticipated titles from book-club favorites including Jhumpa LahiriElizabeth Gilbert and Wally Lamb; triumphant returns from reclusive legends Donna Tartt and Thomas Pynchon; stories of revolutions both political and scientific; hilarious novels about misfired relationships and tomes that grapple with the meaning of life in the past and present.

Books Edited

Books I have made substantial editorial contributions to include:


Room, by Emma Donoghue

2010 Man Booker Prize Finalist

Finalist for The Orange and Commonwealth Prizes

New York Times and international bestseller


Where’d You Go, Bernadette, by Maria Semple

A Best Book of 2012: PeopleEntertainment Weekly,

TIMEAtlantic MonthlyThe Christian Science Monitor

New York Times bestseller

American Dervish, by Ayad Akhtar

Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Disgraced

Jan. ‘12 Barnes and Noble Discover Pick


To Be Sung Underwater, by Tom McNeal

A Best Book of 2011: USA TodayThe Wall Street Journal,

IndieBound, Seattle TimesBooklist


Being Polite to Hitler, by Robb Forman Dew

National Book Award–winning author of Dale Loves Sophie to Death


Men and Dogs, by Katie Crouch

San Francisco Chronicle Best of 2010


The Brave, by Nicholas Evans

Internationally best-selling author of The Horse Whisperer

New York Times bestseller


The Boy Next Door, by Irene Sabatini

2010 Orange Award for New Writers



The Terror of Living, by Urban Waite

Esquire Best Books of the Year 2011

Boston Globe Best Crime Novels of 2011


Guilt by Association, by Marcia Clark

Los Angeles Times bestseller

IndieBound bestseller

A Best Book of 2011: Suspense MagazineKirkusLibrary Journal


Hollywood Moon, by Joseph Wambaugh

Mystery Writers of America Grand Master

New York Times bestseller



Lunch in Paris: A Love Story, with Recipes, by Elizabeth Bard

New York Times bestseller


The Horse Boy: A Father’s Quest to Heal His Son, by Rupert Isaacson

New York Times bestseller


Cleaving, by Julie Powell

bestselling author of Julie and Julia


Narrative Histories:

Brothers, by George Howe Colt

National Book Award-nominated author of The Big House


Cheerful Money: Me, My Family, and the Last Days of Wasp Splendor, by Tad Friend

2010 Spear’s Book Award for Social History of the Year


The Fear: Robert Mugabe and the Martyrdom of Zimbabwe, by Peter Godwin

A Best Book of 2011: The Economist,

The New YorkerSan Francisco Chronicle