Jennifer Alton is a book editor with over five years of experience at one of the largest independent publishers in the US. Her books have been lauded by major outlets including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and NPR.
She’s interested in literary fiction that combines innovative language with an energetic, character driven plot. She is always looking for deeply researched, story-forward nonfiction that can hold its own amid our frenetic news cycle.
Her acquisitions include the forthcoming NUCLEAR FAMILY by Joseph Han, THE ATLAS OF REDS AND BLUES by Devi S. Laskar, THE NATURAL MOTHER OF THE CHILD by Krys Malcolm Belc, THE CRIME WITHOUT A NAME by Barrett Holmes Pitner, and NONE BUT THE RIGHTEOUS by Chantal James. She has also edited OLD IN ART SCHOOL by Nell Painter, and BODIES ON THE LINE by Lauren Rankin, among others.
She is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Ukraine 2011-2013) and holds an MFA from San Francisco State University.