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editor : tmayer@wwnorton.com
Tom Mayer
W. W. Norton
500 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10110
http://www.wwnorton.com
twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tomstonemayer

I am a Senior Editor and Vice President at W. W. Norton, where I publish literary fiction and a wide variety of general nonfiction, including history, politics, music, biography, popular science, narrative journalism, and graphic novels. Everything interests me --- provided the writer makes their subject fascinating. My favorite books use narrative to explain how the world works, the hidden dynamics of things.


years experience: 10
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
General fiction, Suspense/thriller, Reference, Biography, Computers/technology, History, Travel, Lifestyle, Sports, African-American, Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Linguistics, Natural history, Narrative, Music, Graphic novels, Graphic nonfiction, Spanish fiction
OTHER TITLES ACQUIRED/EDITED
Here's a list of previously published and forthcoming books:

http://www.shelfari.com/tommayer/shelf

And another one on Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/155932?shelf=edited

BEST-KNOWN PROJECTS
My books include the New York Times bestsellers Building a Better Teacher by Elizabeth Green, Whitey Bulger by Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy, Saving Italy by Robert Edsel, The Influencing Machine by Brooke Gladstone and Josh Neufeld, and Somewhere Towards the End by Diana Athill, which also won the National Books Critics Circle Award. Other notable projects include Lydia Millet’s novels, Ghost Lights and Magnificence, the first a New York Times notable book, the second a finalist for the Los Angeles Times and National Book Critics Circle Awards; Sarah Thornton’s Seven Days in the Art World; George Orwell’s Diaries.
PREVIOUS PUBLISHING EXPERIENCE
I received a B.A. in American History from Columbia University in 2004. I've been a performing musician my entire life and a radio programmer / DJ in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area.