Our President and Publisher
JUDITH CURR is President and Publisher of HarperOne, Amistad, and Rayo/HarperCollins Español at HarperCollins Publishers, focused on expanding the HarperOne editorial scope. Curr is building a fiction imprint sourced locally, globally, and internationally, while expanding the non-fiction properties, centering global appeals for the English and foreign language publishing programs. She is also growing the Amistad and Rayo imprints to build a wider list of diverse writers and stories within this editorial purview.
Prior to joining HarperCollins, Curr founded Atria Books in 2002, and was named President and Publisher of Atria Publishing Group in 2012, with responsibility for all its editorial, publishing, and marketing activities.
Our Associate Publisher
LAINA ADLER has worked as both a publicist and marketer since joining HarperOne in 2002, contributing to the success of such New York Times bestsellers as Love Wins by Rob Bell, Buddha by Deepak Chopra, The Art of Power by Thich Nhat Hanh, Eat to Live Cookbook by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, and perennial bestsellers The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, and the books of C. S. Lewis. Additionally, Laina leads the effort to enhance the discoverability of HarperOne’s thousand-title-strong backlist through promotions. Prior to joining HarperOne, she was a senior publicist at Chronicle Books.
Laina was named Associate Publisher in 2015 and manages HarperOne’s publicity, marketing, and design teams. She loves collaborating on the many phases of a book’s life—from helping acquire HarperOne authors to participating in the cover design process, overseeing campaigns, and working with sales reps and inventory teams. Recent successes include collaborating on various aspects of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson, Hashimoto's Protocol by Izabella Wentz, Unfu*k Yourself by Gary John Bishop, and The Study Quran.
GIDEON WEIL is a Vice President, Editorial Director, and General Manager. He has edited over thirty New York Times bestsellers from the world’s most influential voices of wisdom, learning, and change. He has worked with legendary figures in spirituality and personal growth, including Thich Nhat Hanh, Deepak Chopra, Paulo Coelho, Byron Katie, and Ram Dass. He has also helped develop many of the leading books and brands in the health industry, including Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Dr. Alejandro Junger, Dr. Izabella Wentz, Dr. Amy Myers, Dr. Sara Gottfried, and Dr. Aviva Romm. Gideon brings a rich knowledge of these categories and a dynamic approach to partnering with pioneers in their respective fields.
by Paulo Coelho
The Art of Power, The Art of Communicating, and Fear
by Thich Nhat Hanh
Super Immunity, The End of Diabetes, Fast Food Genocide, and Eat to Live Cookbook by Dr. Joel Fuhrman
Clean, Clean Gut, and Clean Eats by Dr. Alejandro Junger
Search Inside Yourself by Chade-Meng Tan
What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20 by Tina Seelig
Buddha by Deepak Chopra
Hashimoto's Protocol by Izabella Wentz
MICHAEL (MICKEY) MAUDLIN works with the best and the most provocative religious authors on the market today, those who refresh, renew, deepen, overturn, and redefine the religious status quo. From religious scholarship to Bibles, from Christian and alternative spirituality to near-death experiences, Mickey focuses on the topics that are at the intersection of faith and culture. He has spent over thirty years in religious publishing, including work at Christianity Today and InterVarsity Press.
N. T. Wright
C. S. Lewis Estate
Barbara Brown Taylor
Don Miguel Ruiz
SHANNON WELCH started her publishing career at Rodale and recently joined HarperOne after spending five years at Scribner, where she was Executive Editor. Her focus is memoir, narrative nonfiction, and prescriptive nonfiction across a broad range of categories.
She has acquired and edited such New York Times bestsellers as Phil Knight's Shoe Dog, Adam Braun’s The Promise of a Pencil, Marina Keegan's The Opposite of Loneliness, Matthew Walker’s Why We Sleep, and Dr. Mehmet Oz's Food Can Fix It. Other authors include Adele Faber, Tony Wagner, Dr. Susan Blum, Bryan Cranston, and the estate of Elisabeth Kubler Ross.
Shannon is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and after having spent 15 years in New York, she returned to her native Bay Area and is based in the San Francisco office.
LIBBY EDELSON is a Senior Editor at HarperOne. Before joining HarperOne in 2014, she was an editor at Ecco, an Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers and Houghton Mifflin (now Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) in New York City. She started her career in editing at the literary magazine Tin House. She has had the privilege to acquire and edit many award-winning and New York Times bestselling writers, from Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner and U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Hass to pioneering culture-maker Richard Hell, from James Beard Award–winning chefs April Bloomfield and Roy Choi to celebrities like Padma Lakshmi and Anthony Bourdain.
Libby acquires both narrative and prescriptive nonfiction, in areas from feminism to creativity; progressive spirituality to modern mysticism; lay science to nature writing; and pop culture to inspirational memoir and social justice. Above all she is seeking thought leaders and fresh voices that engage in and shift the cultural conversation. Her forthcoming projects include a book on emotional labor by journalist Gemma Hartley and a spiritual-creative memoir by Emmy Award winning actor Josh Radnor.
The Wild Unknown (New York Times Bestseller)
by Kim Krans
by Guru Jagat
Material Girl, Mystical World
by Ruby Warrington
by Stewart Harvey
by Michelle Tea
MILES DOYLE is a Senior Editor based in New York. He is interested in discovering and developing diverse voices in HarperOne’s core categories of religion/spirituality, self-improvement, and health and wellness, from issues of social justice and civil rights, to alternative self-help, popular psychology, and voice-driven memoirs and prescriptive nonfiction. With an MFA in Writing, he works closely with emerging and established authors to help tell stories that inspire personal and social transformation, challenge conventional wisdom, and aim to bring about a lasting, positive change for the culture at large.
His list includes the New York Times bestselling Wait, What? And Life's Other Essential Questions by University of Virginia President James E. Ryan; Mirror Touch: A Memoir of Synesthesia and the Secret Life of the Brain by Joel Salinas, M.D.; and The Existentialist's Survival Guide: How to Live Authentically in an Inauthentic Age by Gordon Marino. Forthcoming projects include comedian and actor Chris Gethard’s self-help narrative You Are the Chaos; Reading for Life: A Crash Course in Figuring Out Your Passion and Purpose Through the World’s Great Works by Stanford University professor Blair Hoxby, based on his popular undergraduate seminar Education as Self-Fashioning Program; and New York Times contributor and cultural critic Andrew Reiner’s book about toxic masculinity.
by James E. Ryan
by Joel Salinas M.D.
The Existentialist's Survival Guide
by Gordon Marino
Rebel in the Ranks
by Brad S. Gregory
Adventures in Starry Kitchen
by Nguyen Tran
KATHRYN (KATY) HAMILTON is an Editor and has been with HarperOne for eight years, working closely with the imprint’s bestselling religion/spirituality and self-help/personal development authors. Her passion is working with authors who are engaging with faith and culture in fresh and vibrant ways. She acquires in the categories of religion and spirituality for the general market, and self-help projects that celebrate and encourage personal transformation.
The Hollywood Commandments
by DeVon Franklin
Confessions of a Funeral Director
by Caleb Wilde
by MC YOGI
by Diana Butler Bass
by Gary John Bishop
Tiny Buddha's Gratitude Journal
by Lori Deschene
Assimilate or Go Home
by D. L. Mayfield
by Coleman Barks
HILARY SWANSON is an Editor acquiring prescriptive and narrative books in the areas of feminism & fresh female voices, smart & edgy humor, anti-self-help, memoir, mental health, and unique/emerging subcultures. Born and raised in the Bay Area, she studied publishing at Emerson College in Boston and wrote for Brooklyn-based Mass Appeal magazine before returning to San Francisco, where she worked in marketing and publicity for City Lights Publishers—and once found a bag of Allen Ginsberg’s notebooks in a forgotten corner of the office.
by Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley
Read & Riot
by Nadya Tolokonnikova
Over the Top
by Jonathan Van Ness
by Rose McGowan
by Corinne Fisher & Krystayna Hutchinson
Fight Like a Mother
by Shannon Watts
How to Win at Feminism
by Dr. Laurie Mintz
I Used to Be a Miserable F*ck
by John Kim
ANNA PAUSTENBACH is an Associate Editor working closely with some of HarperOne’s beloved self-help and spirituality authors. She is acquiring prescriptive nonfiction in the areas of progressive spirituality, personal success and self-help, and cultural commentary, as well as select memoir. Overall, she gets excited about fresh voices with their own spin on old wisdom.
You Were Born for This
by Chani Nicholas
by Erica Feldmann
Unlearn and Things No One Else Can Teach Us
by Humble the Poet
by Sunny Bonnell and Ashleigh Hansberger
by Hannah Paasch
In Search of Connection
by Casper ter Kuile
Vibrate Higher Daily
by Lalah Delia
SYDNEY ROGERS is a millennial, feminist, dog-owner, and vegan with an eye for progressive ideas and marginalized voices. She acquires in the categories of self-help, memoir, spirituality, and science, and is looking for passionate authors with a unique take on race, injustice, health, self-care, humanity, and connection. You can find Sydney backcountry camping, waxing poetic on the benefits of raw fruits and vegetables, rearranging her furniture for the hundredth time, and never posting on social media.
Before joining HarperOne, Sydney was an Assistant Editor at Sourcebooks, an independent publisher in Chicago.
How to Stay Human in a F*cked Up World
by Tim Desmond
Eat to Beat Illness
by Dr. Rupy Aujla
by Dr. Tara Swart
Born to Belong
by Sebene Selassie
The Core 4
by Steph Gaudreau
The Book of Pride
by Mason Funk