Riverhead Books is thrilled to announce that Publicity Director Jynne Dilling Martin will join Kate Stark and Catherine Lynch in the additional role of Associate Publisher, Riverhead Books. Ms. Martin joined Riverhead in 2011. She quickly fulfilled – and surpassed – the reputation she had already established for her passion, smarts, and originality in creating innovative, electric, no-stone-unturned campaigns for many of Riverhead’s national bestsellers, including Khaled Hosseini’s And the Mountains Echoed, Junot Díaz’s This Is How You Lose Her, Meg Wolitzer’s The Interestings, Masha Gessen’s The Man Without a Face, Chang-rae Lee’s On Such a Full Sea, and Peter Matthiessen’s In Paradise. Her determination and personal zeal have helped to propel the careers of established writers to new heights, and elevated the profiles of a number of emerging writers, such as Helen Oyeyemi, Juan Gabriel Vasquez, Claire Vaye Watkins and Marlon James.
This new title recognizes the role she has taken on beyond being an exemplary publicity director in all of these ways. Working closely with Kate Stark and Geoffrey Kloske, Ms. Martin has been equally tireless and resourceful in helping to discover emerging platforms, new media forms, and new partnerships — and in the process, she has been instrumental in making Riverhead’s publicity and marketing apparatus the envy of the industry, and in highlighting Riverhead itself as a highly regarded and much-sought-after home for exceptional, important authors and books.
Prior to Riverhead, Ms. Martin was the Associate Director of Publicity at the Random House Publishing Group, and has also worked at Simon & Schuster and St. Martin’s Press.
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To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Riverhead Books, we’re sending out three Little Free Libraries to communities across America. Ron Charles wrote about it in the Washington Post! Read the full story here.
World Cup: 'Golazo!' author on soccer passion in Latin America -
Hector Tobar and author of Golazo!, Andreas Campomar, talk World Cup, politics, Messi, and who will win this summer in Brazil in this Q&A in the Los Angeles Times…
The London-based, Uruguayan-raised writer Andreas Campomar has a new book out on the history of soccer in Latin America. Golazo! is named after the famous cry (meaning “fantastic goal”) heard in Spanish-speaking stadiums and covers the evolution of Latin American “football”; as soccer is known in the rest of the world. We talked to Campomar by telephone from London in the final days before the 2014 World Cup got underway in Brazil. We discussed the history of the sport and the hold it has on the popular imagination in South America.
<3 when Riverhead authors turn up on the inimitable Slaughterhouse 90210!
“They didn’t deserve her. No high school boy did. She was better than that, Sylvia knew, bigger and better and ready to shed her skin like a snake.
—Emma Straub, The Vacationers
Jen Doll at Housing Works Bookstore, 4/15/14
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I showed Jon Stewart my sports knowledge and my also my incredible calves last night.
I MADE A PUN BECAUSE “CALVES” SOUNDS LIKE “CAVS” as in Cleveland Cavaliers, which is a sports team.
THAT IS HOW MUCH I KNOW.
If you want to see me say the words “White Power” on television go HERE, unless they wisely edited that part out. It’s at the end.
Please come see us at The Thrilling Adventure Hour in NYC tomorrow night: TICKETS.
I will be giving away two tickets to the Thrilling Adventure Show this afternoon on my MAILING LIST as well.
That is all for now.