Current Publicity projects

Annihilation (film tie-in version), Borne paperback, and The Strange Bird paperback original by Jeff VanderMeer (fiction / FSG/MCD paperback releases, Feb. 27th, 2018)

The Sea Beast Takes a Lover by Michael Andreasen (debut fiction / Dutton, Feb. 27th, 2018)

“The world is a very strange place. Michael Andreasen’s fantastic storytelling, ripe with tender monsters and understandably tortured humans, opens the window to our weirdness just a crack further, reminding his reader that the human heart is and always will be filled with wonder.” —Samantha Hunt, author of The Dark Dark

Dictionary Stories by Jez Burrows (debut fiction / Harper Perennial, April 10th, 2018)

"Uproarious and ingenious, Burrows’s [Dictionary Stories] is more than 150 shorts composed entirely from example sentences taken from 12 different dictionaries. . . . This volume is a joyful celebration of idiosyncrasy and invention." —Publishers Weekly STARRED review!

Oceanic by Aimee Nezhukumatathil (poetry / Copper Canyon, April 10th, 2018)

"Nezhukumatathil’s poems contain elegant twists of a very sharp knife. She writes about the natural world and how we live in it, filling each poem, each page with a true sense of wonder." —Roxane Gay

Captive Audience by Lucas Mann (nonfiction / Vintage, May 1st, 2018)

"Exuberantly intelligent and thoughtfully romantic, Captive Audience is an ode to two of America's favorite pastimes: falling in love, and watching ourselves on TV.  With uncommon insight and humor, Lucas Mann weaves a textile of analysis, feeling, and good old-fashioned voyeurism that not only captivates but entertains." —Alexandra Kleeman, author of You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine

Belly Up by Rita Bullwinkel (debut fiction / A Strange Object, May 8th, 2018)

“These stunning stories take place in the spaces between ordinary objects and events. They are mysterious, strange, and fearlessly funny in their expression of human isolation, and they contain the existential surprises of great literature. Belly Up is a powerful debut by an unusually gifted writer.” —Lorrie Moore

Brother in Ice, by Alicia Kopf and translated from Catalan by Mara Faye Lethem (fiction / And Other Stories, June 5th, 2018)

People in the Room, by Norah Lange and translated from Spanish by Charlotte Whittle (fiction / And Other Stories, August 9th, 2018)

Sketchtasy by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore (fiction / Arsenal Pulp, October 9th, 2018)

"Sketchtasy is a vivid masterpiece that rivals the likes of Last Exit to Brooklyn by Hubert Selby Jr. It’s dangerous, hilarious, scary and transcendentally beautiful. Sycamore’s prose is so searing, you might want to read it with sunglasses." —Jake Shears, musician and author of Boys Keep Swinging


Select Clients & Projects

EVENTS/FESTIVALS:

Northern Spark Festival (nonprofit, Minneapolis, MN): 2014 & 2015 (pr & marketing director)

O, Miami (nonprofit, Miami, FL): 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, & 2016 (publicist)

Pop-Up Magazine (nonprofit, San Francisco, CA): Beck’s Song Reader Issue

Wordstock: Portland's Book Festival presented by Literary Arts (nonprofit, Portland, OR): November 2015, 2016, & 2017 (publicist)

PROSE:

Song Reader sheet music by Beck (McSweeney’s)

Magic Hours essays by Tom Bissell (McSweeney’s)

How Music Works nonfiction by David Byrne (McSweeney’s) *NY Times best seller

Catapult's interim books publicist Spring-Fall 2016: including Jane Alison's nonfiction novel Nine Island, Peter Orner's nonfiction collection Am I Alone Here (NBCC Award Finalist), and Amy Kurzweil's graphic memoir Flying Couch

Los Angeles Stories by Ry Cooder (City Lights) *LA Times best seller

A Hologram for the King a novel by Dave Eggers (McSweeney’s) *National Book Award finalist **NY Times best seller

More Baths, Less Talking a collection of essays by Nick Hornby (McSweeney’s)

High Rise Stories edited by Audrey Petty (nonfiction from Voice of Witness/McSweeney’s)

At Home on the Range a narrative cookbook by Margaret Yardley Potter and Elizabeth Gilbert (McSweeney’s)

The Narrow Door a memoir by Paul Lisicky (Graywolf Press) 

Cities I've Never Lived In by Sara Majka (Graywolf Press & A Public Space)

Theatre nonfiction by David Mamet (FSG)

Killing and Dying a graphic short story collection by Adrian Tomine (Drawn & Quarterly) 

Annihilation, Authority, Acceptance, & Area X by Jeff VanderMeer (FSG) **NY Times best seller

Vicky Swanky is a Beauty fiction by Diane Williams (McSweeney’s)

I'll Tell You in Person nonfiction release by Chloe Caldwell (Emily Books & Coffee House Press)

Borne a novel by Jeff VanderMeer (FSG/MCD)

Give a Girl a Knife a culinary memoir by Amy Thielen (Clarkson Potter)

Everything is Flammable a graphic novel/memoir by Gabrielle Bell (Uncivilized Books)

Worlds from the Word's End by Joanna Walsh (fiction / And Other Stories, September 2017)

POETRY:

Calling a Wolf a Wolf by Kaveh Akbar (poetry / Alice James Books, September 2017)

The Performance of Becoming Human poetry release by Daniel Borzutzky (Brooklyn Arts Press) *Winner of the 2016 National Book Award

Love, An Index by Rebecca Lindenberg (McSweeney’s)

Human Chain by Seamus Heaney (FSG)

War Horses by Yusef Komunyakaa (FSG)

Sleeping it Off in Rapid City *NBCC winner and The Hotel Oneira by August Kleinzahler (FSG)

Same Life by Maureen McLane (FSG)

Fragile Acts by Allan Peterson (McSweeney’s) *NBCC finalist

Commune Editions: Red Epic by Joshua Clover, We Are Nothing and So Can You by Jasper Bernes, & That Winter the Wolf Came Juliana Spahr (2015)

MAGAZINES/PUBLICATIONS:

Lucky Peach (publicist, issues 1-6 / McSweeney’s)

Believer Magazine (publicist, 2011-2013 / McSweeney’s)

McSweeney’s Quarterly (publicist, 2011-2013)

NONPROFITS:

Academy of American Poets / Poets.org (publicity for their 80th Anniversary in 2014). New York, NY.

Coffee House Press (communications and fundraising consultant). Minneapolis, MN.

Literary Arts / Portland Arts & Lectures (publicity for their 30th Anniversary year 2014/15). Portland, OR.

Shared Worlds (communications consulant). Spartanburg, SC.

Springboard for the Arts (fundraising and grant consultant for Minnesota artists and nonprofit arts + culture organizations). St. Paul, MN.

ScholarMatch (communications/fundraising consultant for their summer 2013 $50K fundraising campaign). San Francisco, CA.

Voice of Witness (publicity/communications consultant). San Francisco, CA.

Dislocate (founding editor & managing editor/grant writer)

University of Minnesota Edelstein-Keller reading series (logistics and promotion) 

ONLINE/ETC:

Places (architecture, landscape, and urbanism online publication)

The Organist (the Believer’s podcast on KCRW)

90 Days, 90 Reasons (political campaign)

McSweeney’s Internet Tendency (humor website)

The Best Words in Their Best Order (FSG’s poetry website)

ART PROJECTS/OPENINGS:

The Floating Library (publicity for an artist project by Sarah Peters, Summer 2014). Minneapolis, MN.