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editor :
Tom Mayer
W. W. Norton
500 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10110

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. My favorite books use narrative to explain how the world works, the hidden dynamics of things.

years experience: 10
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
I keep a shelf on Goodreads of previously published and forthcoming books:

Nonfiction: New York Times bestsellers Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty, 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 Seven Days in the Art World by Sarah Thornton, The Song Machine by John Seabrook, St. Marks is Dead by Ada Calhoun, Thieves of State by Sarah Chayes (an Los Angeles Times Book Prize winner), and George Orwell’s Diaries.

Fiction: Lydia Millet's novels, which have been named NYT Notable books and finalists for the National Book Critics Circle and Los Angeles Times Book Prize; Dry Bones in the Valley, by Tom Bouman, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Edgar Award, and several other crime fiction prizes.

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.