Peter Blackstock ***SOLD OUT***

I began my career as a literary scout in London, working for foreign publishers and a film company, and moved to New York and to Grove Atlantic in 2011. I am now a Senior Editor, working on fiction and nonfiction, books in translation, and drama, as well as our backlist. I am particularly interested in international settings and voices in literary fiction and serious nonfiction. My fiction acquisitions include Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer, winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and six other awards, as well as Nguyen’s next two books, The Refugees and The Committed; Academy-Award-nominated actor Jesse Eisenberg’s fiction debut, Bream Gives Me Hiccups; Miss Burma, the second novel by Charmaine Craig; Eve Harris’s The Marrying of Chani Kaufman, longlisted for the Booker prize; Akutagawa Prize-winning Sayaka Murata’s Convenience Store Woman and Other Stories; North Korean short story collection The Accusation by Bandi; and the debut novel Fobbit by David Abrams, shortlisted for the Art Seidenbaum first novel award. In nonfiction, my acquisitions include Marceline Loridan-Ivens’s memoir But You Did Not Come Back, translated from the French by Sandra Smith; Gaddafi’s Harem by Le Monde journalist Annick Cojean; Lingo by Gaston Dorren; and a cultural history of the first two decades of the twentieth century in Russia, The Other Revolution by Rosamund Bartlett. I also work with house authors including Tom Stoppard, Will Self, Andrew Keen, Karl Marlantes, Julia Franck, Ismail Kadare, and with the estates of William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, and Harold Pinter.

Sample Titles

The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
A Lily of the Field by John Lawton
Lingo by Gaston Dorren

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