Nathan Rostron is a publisher, book editor, and marketing director with a passion for superb storytelling in all forms. Over his fifteen years’ experience in the New York publishing industry, he's been the Editorial and Marketing Director of Restless Books, an independent publisher of international fiction, narrative nonfiction, and books for young readers; the literary editor of Bookish, an online book-discovery startup; and an assistant editor at Little, Brown and Company. He currently sells rights for McNally Editions, a new publishing line from visionary bookseller Sarah McNally of McNally Jackson Books in New York, and works as a freelance book editor and publishing consultant.


• Fiction, memoir, and reported nonfiction from outsider perspectives that speaks to our moment and beyond
• Ambitious and engaging epics with historical sweep
• High concept / genre crossover fiction that illuminates our own time
• Smart suspense / crime / espionage for our global age
• Personal nonfiction that brings us into a world


The Body Papers, Grace Talusan
The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese
The Shadow King, Maaza Mengiste

Specializes In

FICTION: Crime, Historical Fiction, Multi-Cultural, Literary Fiction, Mystery, Short Story Collections, Thrillers/Suspense, Family Saga

NONFICTION: Cultural/Social Issues, Investigative Journalism, Memoir, Multi-Cultural, Narrative, True Crime


FICTION: Children's, Commercial Fiction, Crime, Family Saga, Graphic Novels, Historical Fiction, Horror, Literary Fiction, Middle Grade, Multi-Cultural, Mystery, Picture Books, Short Story Collections, Thrillers/Suspense, Upmarket Women's Fiction, Young Adult

NONFICTION: Adventure/True Story, Cultural/Social Issues, Current Affairs, History, Investigative Journalism, Memoir, Multi-Cultural, Narrative, Politics, Pop Culture, Travel, True Crime