Jonathan Karp

Jonathan Karp, President and Publisher


Jonathan Karp joined Simon & Schuster in 2010 and was named President and Publisher of the Simon & Schuster Publishing Group in October, 2012, responsible for the editorial and publishing activities of the Simon & Schuster and Free Press imprints. He has overseen the publication of numerous bestsellers, including Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson, Obama's Wars and The Price of Politics by Bob Woodward, The Greater Journey by David McCullough, Rin Tin Tin by Susan Orlean, A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard, Grand Pursuit by Sylvia Nasar, Jack Kennedy by Chris Matthews, Creole Belle by James Lee Burke, The Lost Years by Mary Higgins Clark, and Carry the One by Carol Anshaw.

Mr. Karp was previously Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Twelve, an imprint of the Hachette Book Group, and Editor-in-Chief of Random House, where he began his publishing career in 1989 as an editorial assistant and worked for sixteen years.  Among the books he has acquired and edited are Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand, The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean, In One Person by John Irving; Thank You for Smoking by Christopher Buckley, The Lawgiver by Herman Wouk; Franklin and Winston by Jon Meacham, Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson, Explaining Hitler by Ron Rosenbaum, The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner, and memoirs by Alan Alda, Edward M. Kennedy, John McCain, James Garner, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Henry Waxman, Clive Davis, and Donna Summer.


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