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Release: Becky Saletan Joins Riverhead Imprint of Penguin as Editorial Director

A statement just went out from the Riverhead riv·er·head  
The source of a river.
 imprint of Penguin Group USA that Becky Saletan is joining the team as as Editorial Director, a position from which she will acquire and edit "a broad range of narrative nonfiction non·fic·tion  
1. Prose works other than fiction: I've read her novels but not her nonfiction.

2. The category of literature consisting of works of this kind.
, in such areas as science, travel, natural history, current affairs current affairs npl(noticias fpl de) actualidad f

current affairs current npl(questions fpl d')actualité f

, the environment and food, as well as literary fiction."

Ms. Saletan, who resigned early last month from her position atop the troubled publishing company Houghton Mifflin Houghton Mifflin Company is a leading educational publisher in the United States. The company's headquarters is located in Boston's Back Bay. It publishes textbooks, instructional technology materials, assessments, reference works, and fiction and non-fiction for both young readers  Harcourt, is quoted in the release as saying, "I feel lucky beyond measure to be joining Riverhead, an imprint whose books I have long admired and whose success I have long envied, and to be joining a company whose strength, forward-thinking, and commitment to the business of books are a model to the industry."

More on this later, hopefully.
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Author:Leon Neyfakh
Publication:The New York Observer
Date:Jan 27, 2009
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