The Random House Team
Andy Ward is Executive Vice President, Publisher for Random House. He has been at Random House since 2009, and before that spent almost fifteen years as an editor in magazines. 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, Zero Fail by Carol Leonnig, Edison by Edmund Morris, and How Beautiful We Were by Imbolo Mbue.
Ben Greenberg is Vice President, Editor-in-Chief at Random House, where he edits bestselling and award-winning authors including Jia Tolentino, Hanif Abdurraqib, Ali Wong, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Brené Brown, Philipp Dettmer, Emily Nussbaum, Charlie Kaufman, Desus & Mero, Kevin Roose, Benjamin Dreyer, John Lurie, Jon Caramanica, David Milch, Steven Rinella, Bob Odenkirk, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Jen Spyra, and David Lynch. He acquires broadly in nonfiction, occasionally in fiction, with a particular focus on narrative, memoir, pop culture, journalism, humor, music, and big ideas.
Caitlin McKenna is Editorial Director of Fiction at Random House, where she acquires and edits a wide range of fiction and narrative nonfiction. The authors she works with include Kelly Link, Teju Cole, Torrey Peters, Lauren Wilkinson, Warsan Shire, and Sara Nović.
Kate Medina is Executive Vice President, Associate Publisher, Executive Editorial Director at Random House, where she edits nonfiction and fiction. Her nonfiction authors include Katherine Boo, Tom Brokaw, Gail Caldwell, John Dickerson, Jane Fonda, Tracy Kidder, Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, Margaret MacMillan, Jon Meacham, Sandra Day O’Connor, Connie Schultz, Gloria Steinem, Isabel Wilkerson, and Brenda Wineapple. Her fiction authors include Afia Atakora, Elizabeth Berg, Amy Bloom, Ethan Canin, Emma Cline, E. L. Doctorow, David Ebershoff, Fannie Flagg, Alan Furst, Yiyun Li, Anna Quindlen, Dawn Tripp, and Marisha Pessl. She loves discovering writers who possess a strong voice and have an imaginative, original, and suspenseful way of telling an unusual story, who take us into worlds we may not have understood before.
Hilary Redmon is Vice President and Editorial Director of Nonfiction at Random House. She has edited several bestselling and award-winning authors, including Tara Westover, Ed Yong, Merlin Sheldrake, Kate Bowler, Kathryn Schulz, Rachel Swarns, and Jenny Odell. Her upcoming projects include new books by Clint Smith, Ferris Jabr, and Pamela Colloff. She focuses on all kinds of nonfiction with a particular focus on writers using science, memoir, history, criticism, investigative journalism, or narrative to ask big questions and tell remarkable stories.
Jamia Wilson is a Vice President and Executive Editor at Random House. Before joining Random House, Jamia most recently served as Executive Director and Publisher of the Feminist Press at the City University of New York, where she expanded both the scope and the readership of a storied list, achieving greater prominence for the press through books she published that garnered Lambda Literary and PEN Faulkner nominations and Whiting, National Book Critics Circle, and PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel awards. She has also worked at Planned Parenthood in Washington, D.C.; as a VP of Programs at Women’s Media Center; as a Prize Storyteller at TED; and as the Executive Director of Women, Action, and Media. As an adjunct professor at John Jay College, Jamia taught interdisciplinary courses focused on gender and racial justice. Jamia worked on both sides of the desk, authoring several books for both adults and children, including Together We Rise and Young, Gifted, and Black. Jamia is passionate about amplifying diverse voices that capture imaginations and inspire empathy, critical thought, and action. She is interested in narrative nonfiction, issue-based nonfiction, memoir, social justice, pop culture, voice-driven stories, and more.
Andrea Walker is Vice President and Executive Editor at Random House, where she edits literary fiction, commercial crossover fiction, narrative nonfiction, mystery, thriller, crime and suspense. Writers she has worked with include Judy Blundell, Janelle Brown, Eowyn Ivey, Omer Friedlander, Gytha Lodge, Laura McHugh, Maud Newton, Téa Obreht, Emily Rapp Black, Kate Hope Day, Ayelet Tsabari, Jasmon Drain, Darin Strauss, Danielle Trussoni, and Susie Steiner. Prior to joining Random House, she worked at Penguin Press; Little, Brown; and The New Yorker.
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 nonfiction 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.
Molly Turpin is a Senior Editor at Random House, where her recent publications include All That She Carried by Tiya Miles, which won the 2021 National Book Award for Nonfiction and the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award; Zachary Carter’s The Price of Peace, which was an National Book Critics Circle Award finalist and winner of a Hillman Prize; and Jason Stanley’s acclaimed How Fascism Works. Since first joining Little Random as an Editorial Assistant, her list has grown to include celebrated and award-winning authors such as Kathleen Belew, Sam Bloch, Mona Chalabi, Kathleen DuVal, Dave Hage, Robert Kaplan, Thomas Levenson, Victor Luckerson, Josephine Marcotty, and Julia Sweig. She loves working on history that mines the gaps in our understanding of the past and interrogates its impact on the present, investigative and immersive works of journalism, narrative nonfiction, biography, memoirs that lead to new ways of seeing the world, science books that are full of urgency and wonder, essays, graphic nonfiction, and nonfiction that blurs the lines between categories and disciplines.
Clio Seraphim is a Senior Editor acquiring books for both the Random House and Dial Press imprints in the literary fiction, memoir, and food space. Among her authors are a range of debut and bestselling writers, including Rachel Joyce, Weike Wang, Ruth Reichl, Diane Zinna, Helen Monks Takhar, Olivia Gatwood, Kate Folk, and Jessie Gaynor. She also works with Olympic runner, actor, and filmmaker Alexi Pappas, private investigator Ellen McGarrahan, pastry chef Claudia Fleming, creator of the Instagram sensation That Cheese Plate, Marissa Mullen, and Michelin starred chef Eric Ripert. In addition to her own list, she has provided editorial assistance and collaboration with bestselling authors such as Salman Rushdie, Gary Shteyngart, Ann Napolitano, and Elizabeth Strout. Clio started her career at WME, where she assisted the global head of the books department and worked with authors such as Min Jin Lee, Meg Wolitzer, Caleb Carr, and Judy Blume.
Marie Pantojan is a Senior Editor at Random House who acquires across a wide range of serious and narrative nonfiction, and literary fiction. Across these categories, she looks for stories that are thoughtful, intellectually engaging, and beautifully told. Before joining the imprint in 2019, Marie worked at Liveright/W. W. Norton & Company, which she joined after nearly five years in academia. At Liveright, she published and edited authors such as Kerri K. Greenidge, Yasmine Seale, Cho Nam-joo, Eric Jay Dolin, among others; and worked with authors including Jill Lepore, Max Boot, Richard Rothstein, Jack Davis, and many more. At Random House, Marie edits writers such as Daphne Palasi Andreades, Karen Cheung, Joy Buolamwini, Judd Apatow, Osita Nwanevu, and Cristina Rivera Garza. She is a mentor with the Representation Matters Mentorship Program.
Noa Shapiro is an Assistant Editor at Random House. She is interested in literary and upmarket fiction that explores identity, community and belonging, class, and gender; idea-driven and narrative nonfiction that challenges the way we approach our lives; memoir that examines a particular subculture; and cultural history, pop culture, and wellness books. Noa is always drawn to projects that center international and diaspora stories; classics and their retellings; and Jewish culture, history, and identity. She has worked with debut and award-winning writers, including Kenan Orhan, Pacifique Irankunda, Jhumpa Lahiri, Yelena Baraz, and Catherine Venable Moore. She has also collaborated editorially on books by Isabel Wilkerson, Emma Cline, Andrea Elliott, Anna Quindlen, and Jon Meacham. A graduate of Barnard College, she now lives on the Upper West Side.
Miriam Khanukaev is an Editorial Assistant at Random House. She has worked alongside authors such as Jenny Odell, Ed Yong, Hafizah Augustus Geter, the Lucas Brothers, Samhita Mukhopadhyay, among others. Miriam is interested in narrative nonfiction and human-centered journalistic deep dives; memoir that dives deep into a particular subculture; nature, climate, and science writing that inspires wonder and urgency; literary and upmarket fiction that explores identity, community, and gender; and works in translation. She is seeking out stories that amplify underrepresented voices and is always intrigued by topics like cultural history, food, nightlife, the built environment, and the culture and politics of the contemporary Middle East and post-Soviet states. Prior to joining Random House, she assisted the Foreign Rights department at Trident Media Group, worked at the New York Public Library, and at Turtle Point Press. A graduate of Oberlin College, Miriam lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Monica Rae Brown
Monica Rae Brown is an Editorial Assistant at Random House, where she has worked with authors including Tom Brokaw, Emma Cline, David Finkel, Robert D. Kaplan, Tracy Kidder, Jon Meacham, Tiya Miles, Anna Quindlen, and Isabel Wilkerson. Prior to joining Random House, she interned with two literary agencies and with Booklist. Monica is interested in books that inspire empathy, curiosity, and action. In nonfiction she is drawn particularly to narrative and journalistic works, especially those that explore social inequity, language, niche moments of history, and the relationship between the individual and the larger world around them. In fiction, she loves immersive, gripping stories filled with rich characterization and unusual perspectives. She is always interested in complex worldbuilding and interpersonal relationships; lyrical, image-filled writing; and a touch of magic or wonder.
Azraf Khan is an Editorial Assistant at Random House, where they assist Marie Pantojan and Andy Ward. They work alongside authors such as George Saunders, Ed Park, Charles Duhigg, Jenn M. Jackson, Karen Jennings, and David Leonhardt. Azraf is interested in literary and journalistic nonfiction, cultural criticism, history, sports, and anything that deeply explores gender, sexuality, race–and the intersections between them. They also love literary fiction, sci-fi, horror, and stories that are grand, earnest, and cinematic. Across these nonfiction and fiction categories, they are most passionate about stories that can showcase the depths of their characters’ interiority, explore individual agency, and speak to issues around identity in fresh and nuanced ways. Before coming to Random House, Azraf graduated from The College of William & Mary with a major in Government and interned at Aevitas Creative Management.
Leila Tejani is an editorial assistant at Random House, assisting Ben Greenberg and Clio Seraphim, and working with authors such as Hanif Abdurraqib, Salman Rushdie, and Ruth Reichl. Leila is interested in literary and upmarket women’s fiction along with speculative, sci-fi, and horror genres. On the nonfiction side, she is interested in essay collections that combine memoir with history and opinion. Leila is drawn to stories that amplify the South Asian-American experience, food writing that makes her mouth water, and clever, irreverent voices. Prior to joining the Random House team, Leila worked in a neuroscience lab and in HBO’s marketing department. She is a graduate of Columbia University.
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 is Vice President, Publishing Director of Backlist and Modern Library. Rachel has worked in publishing for over two decades, beginning her career in publicity at Basic Books, then working at The Penguin Press, Crown, and Hogarth where she was the Publicity Director. Most recently she was VP, Deputy Publisher for Fiction for Random House and Hogarth. She has worked on range of literary and commercial fiction and major nonfiction with authors that include Anuk Arudpragasam, Michael Beschloss, Kate Bowler, Bill Bryson, Susan Cain, Emma Cline, Mariana Enríquez, Kali Fajardo-Anstine, Sheri Fink, Angie Kim, Anthony Marra, Frances Mayes, Imbolo Mbue, Jon Meacham, George Saunders, Namwali Serpell, Curtis Sittenfeld, Elizabeth Strout, Sally Rooney, Jia Tolentino, and Javier Zamora.
Tom Perry is Senior Vice President, Deputy Publisher for nonfiction for Random House and Publisher of the Modern Library. He started his career working in publicity, becoming Publicity Director for the Random House Group before moving to the publisher’s office.
Erica Gonzalez is Assistant Publishing Director for Random House, The Dial Press, and Hogarth. She joined Random House in 2016 as part of the editorial team, where she worked on books by bestselling authors such as Gloria Steinem, Jon Meacham, and Julia Baird, among others.
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.
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.