Michael Murphy

Michael Murphy - Editor

New Orleans, LA, United States

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Long time publishing professional; formerly VP at Random House, then ran William Morrow as the Publisher. Owned my own literary agency, and author of seven books

Work experience


W.W. Norton
May, 2013 – Present (over 5 years)

Written five books for Countryman imprint of WW Norton and one for Emons Verlag of Germany

Founder & Director

Max & Co. A Literary Agency and Social Club
June, 2003 – Present (about 15 years)

Managed 48 authors all over the world (USA, UK, Belgium, France, New Zealand, Australia) as initial editor, prepared proposal, pitched publishers, vetted contracts, did a great deal in marketing & publicity for finished books


William Morrow
May, 1995 – September, 2001 (over 6 years)

Oversaw editorial, managing editorial, marketing, sales, rights, publicity, art & design

VP Sales & Marketing

Random House / Ballantone
June, 1981 – May, 1995 (almost 14 years)

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