Victoria Savanh

Victoria Savanh - Editor

Portland, OR, USA

Editor at Penguin with a sharp eye and ear for immersive storytelling in literary and upmarket commercial fiction and narrative nonfiction.

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A compassionate, empathetic, and collaborative editor aiding writers in articulating and executing their artistic vision into books that they can be proud to share with the world. My 7+ years of experience range across genres in fiction and nonfiction, from literary novels and upmarket mysteries to translations and memoirs, which include New York Times bestselling titles, Pulitzer Prize nominees, and Man Booker nominees. My personal interests include mental health, neurodiversity, music, anime, and all things mystical. I've always loved storytelling in all its forms and it's truly a joy for me to be able to help bring more stories out into the world!
English (US)
Biographies & Memoirs
Fashion & Textiles
New Age
Coming of Age
Cultural & Ethnic
LGBTQ (Fiction)
Literary Fiction
Short Story

Work experience

Associate Editor

Penguin Random House
October, 2014 – Present (over 6 years)

Evaluating and acquiring books for publication at Viking Books and Penguin Books; editing titles on the publisher's list which have included bestsellers and award winners; developmental editing on contracted works; negotiating contracts; and maintaining strong relationships between the house, authors and agents.

Editorial Intern

Tin House
March, 2013 – January, 2014 (10 months)

Reviewed and evaluated manuscripts for both magazine and book divisions.

Portfolio (9 selected works)

The Great Believers

Makkai, Rebecca

Marguerite: A Novel

Kemp, Marina

Victoria has 1 review

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Jess Richardson
Victoria was subtly attuned to the rhythms of the text and suggested excellent cuts. She keyed into ways to build momentum that were imaginative and in line with the work and mood of the piece. Wonderfully sensitive to the story's integrity but without reserving her helpful opinions about character, pacing, and how to manage some tricky dream sequences, exposition, and interruptions in time. I ...
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Jess Richardson, January 2021

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