13 Sep 2015

New York Publisher Jonathan Galassi

From Standing Room Only, 2:35 pm on 13 September 2015

Since the mid 1980s Jonathan Galassi has been a legendary figure in the New York publishing scene. That's when he moved to long established publishing house Farrar, Straus and Giroux www.fsgoriginals.com/books. As its President, he soon established a reputation for signing on novelists like Jonathan Franzan and Marilynne Robinson who could both win literary awards and sell in big numbers. While working with writers, he's also one himself as a published poet, translator and contributor to The New York Review of Books. Recently he released his first novel, Muse, a satire based in the publishing world he knows so well. Jonathan Galassi has just been in Wellington as a guest of Victoria University.