Karyn Marcus, Senior Editor
Karyn Marcus acquires projects over a wide range of fiction and nonfiction. Authors she has worked with include Jeffrey Toobin, Tina Brown, Nancy Pelosi, Kitty Kelley, Sally Jenkins, Guy Lawson, Sharon Begley, Ayelet Waldman, Linda Fairstein, Madeleine Wickham, and Sara Bareilles.
Previously, Karyn was an editor at Thomas Dunne Books. Among the books she acquired and edited are The Age of Autism by Mark Blaxill and Dan Olmstead; Isabella Blow: A Life in Fashion by Lauren Goldstein Crowe; Wicked Autumn by G. M. Malliet; and Whip Smart by Melissa Febos, a memoir about a young woman’s transition from college graduate to professional dominatrix. From 2006 to 2008, Karyn was an associate editor at Doubleday/Broadway working with Phyllis Grann, where she acquired Parallel Play, Tim Page’s memoir about being undiagnosed with Aspberger’s syndrome until age 45.
At Simon & Schuster, she is seeking well plotted suspense fiction, particularly novels with a psychological slant. In nonfiction, she is consistently surprised and delighted by the topics which pique her interest, but must-haves include literary memoir, science for the layperson, books about the brain, fashion, and social trends. She is also the 'resident animal person' at the S&S imprint.