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Daniel Loedel

Daniel Loedel - Editor

New York City

I am an Associate Editor at Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. Formerly I was a writer and translator working in Argentina.

Overview

I am an Associate Editor at Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. I came to publishing after attending Brown University, where I founded a literary journal featuring Mary Gordon, Paul Muldoon and other writers, and some time translating and writing in Argentina. Prior to joining Scribner I worked at Atria Books, where I edited Damien Lewis, Kevin Costner, Crawford Award-winner Genevieve Valentine, and Lucy Cavendish Prize-winner Catherine Chanter. My titles at Scribner include Work by any Other by Michener Fellow Virginia Reeves, The Vanishing Velazquez by Observer Art Critic Laura Cumming, The Long Shadow of Small Ghosts by Laura Tillman, and Selection Day by Booker Prize-winning author Aravind Adiga. I am interested primarily in literary fiction and nonfiction, and have a soft spot for strong characters, new ideas and dark underbellies.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Literature Short Story
Non-Fiction
Politics & Current Affairs

Awards

  • Literary Laundry's Award of Distinction

Work experience

Associate Editor

Scribner
June, 2014 – Present (over 3 years)

• Working with Senior VP & Publisher Nan Graham on the acquisition, editing, production and publication of all her fiction and nonfiction titles (8-10 per year), including books by acclaimed and bestselling authors Anthony Doerr, Alice Hoffman, Anjelica Huston, Miranda July, Stephen King, Rachel Kushner, Siddhartha Mukherjee, Annie Proulx, M.L. Stedman, Andrew Solomon, Colm Toibin, Abraham Verghese, and Jeannette Walls
• Acquiring and editing 4-5 original titles a year with an emphasis on literary fiction and nonfiction; forthcoming titles include The Vanishing Velazquez by Observer art critic Laura Cumming (2016), The Long Shadow of Small Ghosts by Laura Tillman (2016), Work Like Any Other by Michener Fellow Virginia Reeves (2016), and Selection Day by Booker Prize-winning author Aravind Adiga (2017).

Assistant Editor

Atria Books
September, 2011 – June, 2014 (over 2 years)

• Worked with VP / Editorial Director Peter Borland on the acquisition, editing, production and publication of all his fiction and nonfiction titles (10-12 per year), including books by bestselling authors Jill Bialosky, John Lescroart, Alan Light, Thomas Keneally, Joseph Kanon, and Spencer Quinn
• Developed my own list of 3-4 original titles per year, with an emphasis on literary fiction and narrative nonfiction; titles include New York Times bestseller VJ by Nina Blackwood et al. (May 2013), The Girls at the Kingfisher Club by Crawford Award-winning author Genevieve Valentine (June 2014), The Dog Who Could Fly Damien Lewis (June 2014), The Well by Catherine Chanter (May 2015), and The Explorers Guild by Jon Baird and Kevin Costner (2016)
• Managed and updated the Washington Square Press backlist; overseen authors include Wally Lamb, Jean-Paul Sartre, Pearl S. Buck, and Carlos Castaneda

Portfolio (6 selected works)

The Girls at the Kingfisher Club: A Novel

Genevieve Valentine

From award-winning author Genevieve Valentine, a "gorgeous and bewitching" (Scott Westerfeld) reimagining of the fairytale of the Twelve Dancing Princesses as flappers during the Roaring Twenties in Manhattan.Jo, the firstborn, "The General" to her eleven sisters, is the only thing the Hamilton girls have in place of a mother. She is the one who taught them how to dance, the one who gives the ... read more

From award-winning author Genevieve Valentine, a "gorgeous and bewitching" (Scott Westerfeld) reimagining of the fairytale of the Twelve Dancing Princesses as flappers during the Roaring Twenties in Manhattan.Jo, the firstborn, "The General" to her eleven sisters, is the only thing the Hamilton girls have in place of a mother. She is the one who taught them how to dance, the one who gives the ... read more

The Well: A Novel

Catherine Chanter

Set in a modern-day Britain where water is running out everywhere except at the farm of one seemingly ordinary family whose mysterious good fortune leads to a shocking act of violence, The Well is “extraordinary...a mesmerizing read…combining a gripping mystery, nuanced psychological drama, and striking prose” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).When Ruth Ardingly and her family make that firs... read more

Set in a modern-day Britain where water is running out everywhere except at the farm of one seemingly ordinary family whose mysterious good fortune leads to a shocking act of violence, The Well is “extraordinary...a mesmerizing read…combining a gripping mystery, nuanced psychological drama, and striking prose” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).When Ruth Ardingly and her family make that firs... read more

The Dog Who Could Fly: The Incredible True Story of a WWII Airman and the Four-Legged Hero Who Flew At His Side

Damien Lewis

An instant hit in the UK, this is the true account of a German shepherd who was adopted by the Royal Air Force during World War II, joined in flight missions, and survived everything from crash-landings to parachute bailouts—ultimately saving the life of his owner and dearest friend.In the winter of 1939 in the cold snow of no-man’s-land, two loners met and began an extraordinary journey that ... read more

An instant hit in the UK, this is the true account of a German shepherd who was adopted by the Royal Air Force during World War II, joined in flight missions, and survived everything from crash-landings to parachute bailouts—ultimately saving the life of his owner and dearest friend.In the winter of 1939 in the cold snow of no-man’s-land, two loners met and began an extraordinary journey that ... read more

The Vanishing Velázquez: A 19th Century Bookseller’s Obsession with a Lost Masterpiece

Laura Cumming

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A Wall Street Journal Top 10 Nonfiction Book of 2016 From one of the world’s most expert art critics, the incredible true story—part art history and part mystery—of a Velazquez portrait that went missing and the obsessed nineteenth-century bookseller determined to prove he had found it.When John Snare, a nineteenth-century provincial bookseller, traveled to a liquidat... read more

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A Wall Street Journal Top 10 Nonfiction Book of 2016 From one of the world’s most expert art critics, the incredible true story—part art history and part mystery—of a Velazquez portrait that went missing and the obsessed nineteenth-century bookseller determined to prove he had found it.When John Snare, a nineteenth-century provincial bookseller, traveled to a liquidat... read more

Work Like Any Other: A Novel

Virginia Reeves

LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE In this astonishingly accomplished, morally complicated, “exceptional and starkly beautiful debut” (Kevin Powers, National Book Award–nominated author of The Yellow Birds), a prideful electrician in 1920s rural Alabama struggles to overcome past sins and find peace after being sent to prison for manslaughter.Roscoe T Martin set his sights on a new type of po... read more

LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE In this astonishingly accomplished, morally complicated, “exceptional and starkly beautiful debut” (Kevin Powers, National Book Award–nominated author of The Yellow Birds), a prideful electrician in 1920s rural Alabama struggles to overcome past sins and find peace after being sent to prison for manslaughter.Roscoe T Martin set his sights on a new type of po... read more

Strangers on a Bridge: The Case of Colonel Abel and Francis Gary Powers

James Donovan

The #1 New York Times bestseller and subject of the acclaimed major motion picture Bridge of Spies directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Tom Hanks as James B. Donovan. Originally published in 1964, this is the “enthralling…truly remarkable” (The New York Times Book Review) insider account of the Cold War spy exchange—with a new foreword by Jason Matthews, New York Times bestselling author of ... read more

The #1 New York Times bestseller and subject of the acclaimed major motion picture Bridge of Spies directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Tom Hanks as James B. Donovan. Originally published in 1964, this is the “enthralling…truly remarkable” (The New York Times Book Review) insider account of the Cold War spy exchange—with a new foreword by Jason Matthews, New York Times bestselling author of ... read more

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