Rakesh Satyal ***SOLD OUT***

Rakesh Satyal acquires a broad range of nonfiction with an emphasis on narrative-driven books in the areas of pop culture, celebrity, biography, memoir, current events, and emerging trends, as well as general fiction and fiction in translation. Satyal began his career at what was formerly the Doubleday Broadway division of Random House, then spent five years at HarperCollins. In his previous editorial positions, he worked with an array of distinguished authors, including Clive Barker, Paulo Coelho, Armistead Maupin, Paul Rudnick, Miranda Seymour, and Terry Castle (whose book The Professor and Other Writings was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award). He acquired and edited the New York Times bestseller Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century by Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger and Tori Amos’s New York Times-bestselling memoir, Tori Amos: Piece by Piece. Recent titles on which he has worked include Shane Dawson’s It Gets Worse and Joey Graceffa’s Children of Eden – both of which hit #1 on the New York Times Best Sellers List. Upcoming books of his on the Atria list include a memoir by the Academy Award- and Tony Award-winning actress Marcia Gay Harden; a memoir by Jake Shears, the lead singer of the multiplatinum-selling band Scissor Sisters; culture editor Joy Press’s engaging narrative history of female showrunners in television; Slate film critic Dana Stevens’s in-depth look at the life and work of Buster Keaton; and The Eight Mountains, a captivating new novel from the Italian writer Paolo Cognetti. Satyal has been on the advisory committee for the annual PEN World Voices Festival and has taught in the publishing program at New York University.

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