Senior Vice President, Editor-in-Chief

Emily attended Barnard College, graduating Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor’s degree in English, and received her M.A. in English from Columbia University. After attending New York University’s Publishing Program, she began her career at Macmillan Books and then moved to Random House where she became a Senior Editor. Emily was named Editorial Director of Pocket Books and became Executive Editorial Director at Atria/Pocket Books. In 2011, she founded Emily Bestler Books, where she is a Senior Vice President and Editor-in-Chief.


Assistant Editor

Lara attended the Columbia Publishing Course and gained editorial experience at Europa Editions and Scholastic. She joined Emily Bestler Books in 2015 and assists Emily and her authors, and she’s currently developing her own list.


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