“Two years ago, Michael showed up on our doorstep,” said Rolling Stone executive editor Eric Bates of his star writer Michael Hastings. The viability of the profile Mr. Hastings had pitched, Mr. Bates said speaking in retrospect, “really depends on what kind of access you can get.”The audience erupted in laughter.
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Sarah Hochman, senior editor at David Rosenthal’s still-new Penguin imprint Blue Rider Press, has acquired a memoir by Damien Echols. Mr. Echols was one of the “West Memphis Three,” who were wrongfully convicted for the 1993 murders of three children in West Memphis, Ark. and released from prison this past August. Mr. Echols was in Read More
Rolling Stone writer Michael Hastings suffered an embarrassment over the summer when Little, Brown rejected his manuscript for The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan. Mr. Hastings is not a client of Andrew Wiley’s for nothing, however, and his agent has come to his rescue, moving the book to David Rosenthal’s Penguin imprint Blue Rider Press for publication in January 2012.