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

A statement just went out from the Riverhead 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, in such areas as science, travel, natural history, current affairs, 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 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.