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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.

Alison Rich – Senior Vice President, Deputy Publisher
Alison Rich is Senior Vice President, Deputy Publisher, Random House & Hogarth Books. She spent the first two decades of her career as a publicity executive in the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group working with bestselling and acclaimed authors including John Grisham, Jon Krakauer, Margaret Atwood, Tina Brown, Colson Whitehead, Jennifer Egan, Ian McEwan, and Hanya Yanagihara, among others. She later joined the Strategic Development group at Penguin Random House, where she developed the company’s first agile team dedicated to extending author reach and revenue across adjacent businesses such as podcasting, online learning, licensing, merchandising and the Penguin Random House Speakers Bureau as well as via proprietary tools and programming such as the Penguin Random House Author Portal, Author University, and more. She has served as a mentor and coach for Bertelsmann’s Creativity Bootcamp program, taught business development in NYU’s MS in Publishing: Digital & Print Media, and is a board member of Worldreader.

Rachel Rokicki – Vice President, Publishing Director of Backlist and Modern Library
Rachel Rokicki is the VP, Publishing Director of Backlist and Modern Library. 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.

Windy Dorresteyn  – Vice President, Director of Marketing
As the VP/Director of Marketing for Random House and Hogarth Books, Windy Dorresteyn plays a leadership role in promotional strategy development and execution, while leading a seasoned bicoastal team of book marketers. Windy began her career in publishing working in the editorial and production side of the business. She subsequently became a well-regarded retail merchandiser, acquiring more than a decade of experience leading business units at high-profile brands such as Old Navy, Walmart.com, and Williams-Sonoma, where she spent four years as the book buyer and Old Navy, Walmart.com, and Williams-Sonoma, where she spent four years as the book buyer and codeveloped a highly successful private-label publishing program. Returning to publishing in 2016, Windy served as the marketing lead for the Clarkson Potter and Ten Speed Press imprints before joining the Random House team in 2022. She has worked on book campaigns for such renowned authors as George Saunders, Patti Smith, Yotam Ottolenghi, Bryant Terry, Sam Sifton, Ina Garten, David Chang, and Jimmy Chin, and organizations/brands including The New York Times, Food52, and the Stanford d.school. Windy is a graduate of UC Berkeley, where she studied English and art history.

Jaylen Lopez Assistant Director of Marketing
Jaylen Lopez is the Assistant Director of Marketing for Random House and Hogarth Books. Focusing on literary fiction, he has worked on book campaigns for authors including George Saunders, Hisham Matar, Mariana Enriquez, Taffy Brodesser-Akner, Chigozie Obioma, Julia Phillips, Vinson Cunningham, Namwali Serpell, Sarah Manguso, and Halle Butler. Prior to joining Penguin Random House, he practiced law as a corporate attorney for U-Haul International. A graduate of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, he lives in Phoenix. In his free time, he interviews authors of literary fiction for his podcast, Reading the Room.

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.

Maddie Woda – Editorial Assistant
Maddie Woda is an Editorial Assistant at Hogarth. She is interested in literary and upmarket fiction that explores community, family, gender, and religion; underrepresented narratives from the Midwest and Appalachia; fiction that utilizes elements of nature and climate writing; and novels in translation. She has worked alongside authors such as Julia Phillips, Han Kang, and Christoffer Carlsson. Prior to joining Hogarth, she worked at Zibby Books and Massie & McQuilkin. A graduate of Columbia University, she now lives in Brooklyn.