Nathan Rostron

Nathan Rostron is the Editor and Marketing Director at Restless Books, an independent, nonprofit publisher of international literature, based in Brooklyn. Restless is devoted to championing essential voices from around the world, whose stories speak to us across linguistic and cultural borders. In his role at Restless, Nathan runs editorial and acquisitions meetings, manages publishing strategy and operations, oversees marketing and publicity, and acts as foreign rights director.

Previously, Nathan was the literary editor at Bookish, a book discovery site he 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, Nathan was an Assistant Editor at Little, Brown and Company, where he worked alongside Editor-in-Chief Judy Clain from 2007 to 2012. He has done extensive editorial work on many Little, Brown titles, several of which have been award-winners and New York Times bestsellers.

He continues to work as a freelance book editor, bringing his extensive publishing expertise to bear as well as his experience being “on the other side of the desk” as a writer. He assists 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.

Nathan has 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 he received a James A. Michener Scholarship.  At UT, he was the editor of the newly founded national literary magazine Bat City Review, where he published writers including Colm Tóibín, Patrick McGrath, James Tate, Billy Collins, Mahmoud Darwish, George Saunders and Aimee Bender.

He currently serves on the Board of the Global Literature in Libraries Initiative.

What I'm Looking For

What the Agent or Editor is looking for in their own words

Sample Titles or Authors

Temporary People, Deepak Unnikrishnan
The Body Papers, Grace Talusan
I Am God, Giacomo Sartori

Specializes In

FICTION: Literary Fiction, Multi-Cultural

NONFICTION: Memoir, Multi-Cultural, Narrative

Considers

FICTION: Children's Commercial Fiction, Crime, Family Saga, GLBT, Graphic Novels, Historical Fiction, Horror, Humor/Satire, Middle Grade, Mystery, Picture Books, Science Fiction, Short Story Collections, Thrillers/Suspense, Upmarket Women's Fiction, Young Adult

NONFICTION: Adventure/True Story, Cultural/Social Issues, Current Affairs, Food & Lifestyle, GLBT, History, Humor, Investigative Journalism, Juvenile, Military/War, Music, Politics, Pop Culture, Travel, True Crime