Biography

Nathan Rostron

I’m the Editor and Marketing Director at Restless Books, an independent, nonprofit publisher of international literature, based in Brooklyn. We’re devoted to championing essential voices from around the world, whose stories speak to us across linguistic and cultural borders. In my role at Restless, I run our editorial and acquisitions meetings, manage publishing strategy and operations, oversee marketing and publicity, and act as foreign rights director.

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.

I currently serve on the Board of the Global Literature in Libraries Initiative.

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