Scott Moyers gave up his job as editor-in-chief of the Penguin Press just over a year ago to become the number two man at the Wylie Agency. It was a classic path, one that many editors before him had followed, but it nevertheless carried certain connotations—sort of like when a beloved professor gives up his or her work and takes a higher paying job as a university administrator, or worse, a researcher at a private think tank. Although Mr. Moyers at the time sounded excited about his new job and confident that the work would not be so different or less intellectually stimulating than what he was used to in editorial, there was still a bit of grieving among editors in this city when he announced his decision.
Hopefully those people don’t have plans tonight they can’t cancel, as Mr. Moyers is appearing at the McNally Jackson bookstore in Nolita alongside Bill Flanagan, one of the authors he edited while at Penguin, as part of the store’s author-editor discussion series. It’s kind of like a fallen angel coming back to heaven for a second!
The event starts at 7 P.M.