Janet Silver, who lost her position as publisher of Houghton Mifflin’s trade division last month when that company was merged with Harcourt, has landed firmly on her feet, joining Nan Talese’s eponymous imprint at Doubleday as editor-at-large.
At Houghton, Ms. Silver edited books by Philip Roth, Cynthia Ozick, Jonathan Safran Foer, and a score of other well-known writers. Many in the publishing industry were dismayed when news of her ouster broke.
In a statement from Doubleday issued this morning, Ms. Talese is quoted as saying, “Over the course of her distinguished career, Janet has nurtured an impressive array of talented writers, providing them the level of support and care their work so richly deserved… Her now joining our imprint is such a natural match, and I am thrilled to welcome her as a colleague.”
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