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Nathan Rostron
Restless Books
232 3rd St., Suite A101, Brooklyn, NY 11215 US

Nathan Rostron is the Editorial and Marketing Director of Restless Books, an independent, nonprofit publisher based in Brooklyn, specializing in international fiction, narrative nonfiction, and books for young readers. Our award-winning books have been featured in national and international media outlets including the New York Times, NBC News, Vanity Fair, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, Essence Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, New York Review of Books, and many others

Previously, Nathan helped launch the literary startup Bookish, featuring a curated recommendation engine, original content about new and notable books and authors, user-generated virtual bookshelves, and retail of books from all major publishers. As the literary editor of Bookish, he curated four daily content verticals—Literature and Fiction, Biographies and Memoirs, Mysteries and Thrillers, and Cookbooks—commissioning and editing articles, conducting interviews, writing original pieces, programming content, and brainstorming digital strategy.

Prior to Bookish, Nathan was an Assistant Editor at Little, Brown and Company, where he did extensive editorial work on many Little, Brown titles, several of which have been award-winners and New York Times bestsellers, including Emma Donoghue’s Room, Maria Semple’s Where’d You Go, Bernadette, and Ayad Akhtar's American Dervish.

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years experience: 12
General fiction, Mystery, Suspense/thriller, Biography, History, Travel, Cookbooks, Children's books, African-American
Restless Books: The Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing; The Memory Monster, by Yishai Sarid (A New York Times Notable Book of 2020); The Body Papers by Grace Talusan (Winner of the 2019 Massachusetts Book Award for Nonfiction)

Freelance editing: The Shadow King, by Maaza Mengiste (Shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize)

Little, Brown: Where'd You Go, Bernadette, by Maria Semple (year-long New York Times bestseller); Room, by Emma Donoghue (Shortlisted for the 2010 Booker Prize, over one million copies sold)

Restless Books, Editor and Marketing Director • 2014 – Current, Literary Editor • 2012 – 2014
Little, Brown & Company, Assistant Editor • 2007 - 2012
Bat City Review, Editor • 2005 - 2007
Tin House Magazine, Reader • 2004