Biography

Nathan Rostron

I’m the Editor and Marketing Director at Restless Books, an independent publisher of international literature, based in Brooklyn. We’re devoted to expanding the horizons of English-language readers with great books and important stories from around the world. In my role at Restless, I help to coordinate Editorial and Nonprofit Development as well as overseeing Marketing, Publicity, and Sales, and Distribution.

Previously, I was the literary editor at Bookish, a book discovery site I helped to launch in February 2013, featuring original content about new and notable books and authors, retail of books in all formats from all major publishers, a unique, expert-curated recommendation engine, and user-generated virtual bookshelves.

Prior to Bookish, I was an Assistant Editor at Little, Brown and Company, where I worked alongside Editor-in-Chief Judy Clain from 2007 to 2012.  I have done extensive editorial work on many Little, Brown titles, several of which have been award-winners and New York Times bestsellers. (See my Books Edited list.)

I continue to work as a freelance book editor, bringing my extensive publishing expertise to bear as well as my experience being “on the other side of the desk” as a writer. I assist writers at all stages of their careers, from aspiring novelists, to journalists and memoirists working on their first books, to established authors of fiction and nonfiction.

I have a B.A. in English and Creative Writing from Pomona College, and a Master’s degree in English and Fiction Writing from the University of Texas at Austin, where I received a James A. Michener Scholarship.  At UT, I was the editor of the newly founded national literary magazine Bat City Review, where I published writers including Colm Tóibín, Patrick McGrath, James Tate, Billy Collins, Mahmoud Darwish, George Saunders and Aimee Bender.

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