Authors & Editors with Anna North and Reagan Arthur
Thursday May 12, 2011
Authors & Editors
Put in a comma, delete that paragraph, move that sentence...the relationship between a writer and editor is more than a series of suggestions, it’s a complex web of trust that relies on give and take and mutual respect. In this new series, we asked three writers to sit down with their editors to give us a sneak peak into that relationship and the elements it takes to make a stack of pages into a fully formed book.
Reagan Arthur’s eponymous imprint at Little, Brown, and Company published Jezebel.com writer Anna North’s dystopian America Pacifica this spring.
Anna North was born in Williamsburg, Virginia and grew up in Los Angeles. She graduated from the Iowa Writers Workshop in 2009, having received a Teaching-Writing Fellowship and a Michener/Copernicus Society Fellowship. Her fiction has appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, where it was nominated for a National Magazine Award. Her nonfiction has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle and on Jezebel, where she is a staff writer. She lives in Brooklyn. Watch video
Reagan Arthur is Vice President and Editorial Director of Reagan Arthur Books, an imprint of Little, Brown. She began her publishing career at St. Martin’s Press, and also worked for Picador USA. Writers she has worked with since arriving at Little, Brown include Kate Atkinson, Kate Braestrup, Tony Earley, Joshua Ferris, Elin Hilderbrand, Elizabeth Kostova, Denise Mina, George Pelecanos, Josh Bazell, Kathleen Kent, and Joanna Scott. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, children’s book author and illustrator Scott Beck, and their two children. When not reading, she is struggling to achieve competency in tennis, yoga, and knitting. Results so far are not encouraging. Follow Reagan Arthur on Twitter. To hear more from Reagan about publishing, listen to this from Blog Talk Radio. Watch video