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January 15-31, 2006 Edition
Ann Godoff Appoints
The Penguin Press
NEW YORK, NY/01/05/06Ann Godoff has appointed Scott Moyers to Editor-in-Chief of The Penguin Press, effective immediately.
Mr. Moyers, who has been with The Penguin Press since its inception, has edited a wide variety of authors during his tenure, including: Carlos Ruiz Zafon’s Shadow of the Wind, Tony Judt’s Postwar, Henrik Hertzberg’s Politics, Bryan Burrough’s Public Enemies, Jeffrey Sachs’s The End of Poverty, Phil Jackson’s The Last Season, Marina Lewycka’s A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian, John Lewis Gaddis’s Cold War, Jon Lee Anderson’s The Fall of Baghdad, and the establishment of the Penguin History of American Lives series.
“Scott’s talent, intelligence, dedication to his craft and devotion to his colleagues and his authors is on open display for all of us who work closely with him every day,” notes Godoff. “The breadth of his acquisitions acumen has been key to the rapid establishment of The Penguin Press as a serious publishing destination for both fiction and non-fiction. Scott is a man of wide-ranging interests, profound erudition and great heart.”
Mr. Moyers began his publishing career at Doubleday in 1991, after receiving a BA and MA in English from the College of William & Mary and attending the Radcliffe publishing Course. He was an editor at Scribner from 1995 to 1998 and a senior editor at Random House from 1998 to 2003.
Penguin Group (USA) Inc. is the U.S. member of the internationally renowned Penguin Group. Penguin Group (USA) is one of the leading US adult and children’s trade book publishers, owning a wide range of imprints and trademarks, including Berkley Books, Dutton, Frederick Warne, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, Grosset & Dunlap, New American Library, Penguin, Philomel, Plume, Puffin, Riverhead Books and Viking, among others. The Penguin Group is part of Pearson plc, the international media company.