I seek and commission books by scholars, policy analysts, and long-form journalists who maintain active media platforms. My authors include Beinecke, Boren, Fulbright, Guggenheim, MacDowell Colony, and Mellon Fellows, Yaddo alumni, Chevaliers of the Ordre des Palmes Académiques, National Endowment for the Humanities grant recipients, winners of the Bolton-Johnson Prize, the Hans Gatzke Prize, the Harry Oppenheimer Award, the Prix Maurice Baumont, and the Prix Bristol des Lumières.
My books have been favorably reviewed in Arts & Letters Daily, Dissent, the Economist, the Financial Times, the Guardian, Kirkus Reviews, the Literary Review, the Los Angeles Review of Books, the Nation, the New Yorker, the New York Review of Books, the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and the Wall Street Journal, and have been serialized in the Atlantic, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, the Guardian, Harper’s Magazine, Lapham’s Quarterly, and the Washington Post. They have won the University of Southern California Book Prize in Literary and Cultural Studies and the W. Bruce Lincoln Prize, both awarded by the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies. One was a finalist for the Council on Foreign Relations' Arthur Ross Prize; the winner is to be announced in December.
In addition, I have taught workshops for prospective publishing industry candidates seeking to establish their careers and faculty preparing their books for submission to publishers at American University, the American University of Beirut, Georgetown University, the University of Southern California (as a faculty member at the inaugural publishing workshop there, organized by the Los Angeles Review of Books), and Yale. This fall, I will be attending the Göteborg Book Fair on a fellowship from the Swedish Arts Council, organizing a panel on publishing at Wellesley College, and speaking about publishing at Columbia University.
In recognition of my professional successes, I have been honored by Publishers Weekly, the Frankfurt Book Fair, and the American Booksellers' Association as one of the top 50 publishing professionals for their Star Watch Program, and profiled in Publishers Weekly Magazine and the Wellesley alumnae magazine.
I am a contributor of reviews and review essays of fiction and non-fiction to the LA Review of Books, National Public Radio's website, Ploughshares, the Times Literary Supplement, and other venues, too.