Sean McDonald Heads to FSG

Sean McDonald is leaving Riverhead Books for Farrar, Straus & Giroux, reports The Awl.

Here’s how The Observer described him back in 2003, when he was but an emergent “Power Punk”:

Big, quiet, slightly rough-hewn Sean McDonald, the senior editor and online creative director of Riverhead Books, has become the Zen master of the publishing world. He inspires utter confidence among his peers, exuding a kind of quintessential American self-assurance, understated and direct, large-scale but devoid of grandiosity.

McDonald replaces Lorin Stein, who recently left FSG for The Paris Review.