The Other Side of the Publishing House

In previous posts, I’ve talked about how diverse food writer Ruth Reichl is: she’s been a restaurant reviewer, magazine editor, and author. In 2010, she added to her resume and in addition to getting published, she became part of the publishing community. Reichl became editor-at-large at Random House, the publishing house that also published her books.

Her duties at Random House included acquiring books and working with writers. Reichl’s diverse abilities made her perfect for the job, and Random House Publishing Group editor-in-chief Susan Kamil illustrated this by saying, “In this one person there is a remarkable convergence of talent: Ruth is a brilliant storyteller and narrative writer, as well as an editor with the passion, knowledge, and intuitive understanding of what food lovers want to know.”



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