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The Hogarth Team

Hogarth’s books emphasize the pleasures of storytelling, the originality of their authors, and the importance of global and diverse points of view. Inspired by the legacy of Virginia and Leonard Woolf, Hogarth believes in developing literary talent and careers and the enduring significance of literature in a rapidly changing world. As a boutique imprint within the Random House Publishing Group, the Hogarth editorial team offers each title the utmost care and attention while supported by the publishing strength and expertise of Random House.

David Ebershoff – Vice President & Editor in Chief of Hogarth, Executive Editor of Random House
David Ebershoff is Vice President and Editor in Chief of Hogarth and Executive Editor of Random House. He has edited a wide range of fiction and nonfiction, including winners of the Pulitzer Prize in fiction, history, and biography; a National Book Award in fiction; an Oprah Book Club selection; and more than twenty New York Times bestsellers. He’s edited award-winning and bestselling novelists David Mitchell, Adam Johnson, Imbolo Mbue, Gary Shteyngart, Teju Cole, and Norman Mailer; and non-fiction by Academy Award winner Diane Keaton, Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi, Pulitzer Prize winners David Kertzer and Fredrik Logevall, and the legendary Jane Jacobs. Some of David’s most recent projects are new books by Kiran Desai, Sarah Broom, Mariana Enríquez, Javier Zamora, Angie Kim, Vinson Cunningham, Julia Phillips, and Billy Collins. David’s own bestselling novels include The Danish Girl, winner of the Lambda Literary Award and adapted into an Oscar-winning film, and the #1 bestseller The 19th Wife, which was adapted for television.

Parisa Ebrahimi – Executive Editor
Parisa Ebrahimi joined Hogarth from its sister imprint, Chatto & Windus in London, where she worked for ten years editing fiction, nonfiction, and an award-winning poetry list, with authors including Chloe Aridjis, Sarah Bakewell, Lauren Elkin, and Danez Smith. In 2017, she moved to New York. Her authors at Hogarth include Anuk Arudpragasam, Sarah Manguso, Han Kang, Namwali Serpell, Lillian Fishman, Khashayar Khabushani, Lawrence Osborne, Fatima Farheen Mirza, Juliana Wang, and Sanaë Lemoine.

Andy Ward – Executive Vice President & Publisher
Andy has been at Random House since 2009, and before that, spent almost fifteen years as an editor in magazines—first at Esquire, and then at GQ. Among the books he has edited are When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi, Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders, Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner, Salt Sugar Fat by Michael Moss, Passing for Human by Liana Finck, The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg, Edison by Edmund Morris, and How Beautiful We Were by Imbolo Mbue.

Rachel Rokicki –Vice President, Deputy Publisher
Rachel Rokicki is the VP, Deputy Publisher of fiction at Random House and Hogarth. Rachel has worked in publicity for over two decades, beginning her career at Basic Books, then working at The Penguin Press, Crown, and Hogarth where she was the Publicity Director. She has worked on literary fiction and major non-fiction with authors that include Anuk Arudpragasam, Michael Beschloss, Kate Bowler, Bill Bryson, Susan Cain, Mariana Enríquez, Kali Fajardo-Anstine, Sheri Fink, Anthony Marra, Frances Mayes, Imbolo Mbue, Namwali Serpell, Sally Rooney, and Jia Tolentino.

Melissa Esner  – Deputy Director, Hogarth, Crown & Currency
Melissa Esner is the Associate Director of Marketing for the Hogarth, Crown, and Currency divisions of the Random House Publishing Group. With over a dozen years in the industry, she has had the honor to work on an esteemed list of literary and nonfiction titles since joining Penguin Random House in 2017, including a wide range of books from prizewinning and bestselling authors Regina Porter, Christine Smallwood, Sarah Manguso, Anuk Arudpragasam, Alexandra Kleeman, Lillian Fishman, Frances Mayes, Michael Christie, Howard Jacobson, Rachel Maddow, Michiko Kakutani, Seth Rogen, Ai Weiwei, Eric Idle, Elizabeth Kolbert, and Brandi Carlile.

Maria Braeckel – Vice President and Director of Publicity
Maria Braeckel is the VP, Director of Publicity for Hogarth, Random House, The Dial Press and the Modern Library. In addition to guiding media and event strategy for the imprints, she has led publicity campaigns for Elizabeth Strout, George Saunders, Téa Obreht, Curtis Sittenfeld, Adam Johnson, Kelly Link, Ibram X. Kendi, Tara Westover, Brené Brown, Hanif Abdurraqib, Charles Duhigg, Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham, Gabrielle Hamilton, Lena Dunham, and Ed Catmull, among others. She has been with Random House since 2007.

Carrie Neill – Deputy Director of Publicity
Carrie Neill is Deputy Director of Publicity for Hogarth. With a focus on literary fiction and memoir, she has led publicity campaigns for Pulitzer Prize, Booker Prize, and National Book Award finalists. Prior to Random House, she worked in publicity at Little, Brown, as editor of Perspective magazine, and earned an MFA in Creative Writing. Before entering publishing, she spent 10 years working in communications in design and architecture. Authors she has worked with include David Mitchell, Taffy Brodesser-Akner, Gary Shteyngart, Namwali Serpell, Anthony Marra, Cathy Park Hong, Emma Cline, Suleika Jaouad, Ai Weiwei, Joshua Ferris, Daniel Mason, Chigozie Obioma, and Madeline Miller.

Isabell Liu – Editorial Assistant
Isabell Liu is an Editorial Assistant at Hogarth and Random House, working alongside books by authors including Angie Kim, Han Kang, Mariana Enriquez, Namwali Serpell, and Khashayar Khabushani. They are drawn to experimental nonfiction, memoir, speculative and literary fiction, and stories that explore the complexity of race, queerness, and nationhood, particularly by queer authors of color. Before joining Random House, they graduated from Northwestern University with a focus in Asian American Studies and creative writing.