Judy Clain Named Editor in Chief at Little, Brown

Promotion Monday at Little, Brown! Geoff Shandler, the most recent editor in chief at the publishing house, has been named to the new position of editorial director, where he will head an expansion in Little, Brown’s nonfiction program. Mr. Shandler’s replacement in the role of editor in chief will be Judy Clain, who has edited such mega-bestsellers as Julie and Julia by Julie Powell and Room by Emma Donaghue. According to a statement by publisher Michael Pietsch, Ms. Clain will now serve as Little, Brown’s “primary ambassador to agents” and oversee editorial hiring. And everybody gets to be a vice president!

As for the non-fiction expansion, it will involve “both print and digital, existing categories and new ones, innovative business partnerships and increased academic outreach, to bring the next generation of blockbuster talent to our list and grow the readership of our current nonfiction authors.”