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Helene Atwan

Beacon Press
Director
Helene Atwan has been director of Beacon Press since October 1995. She holds a Master’s degree in English Literature from the University of Virginia. She began her career in publishing at Random House in 1976, and has worked at Alfred A. Knopf, Viking Press; Farrar, Straus and Giroux; and Simon and Schuster. Her acquisitions at Beacon include Gayl Jones’s The Healing, a National Book Award Finalist, Danielle Ofri’s Singular Intimacies, Rashid Khalidi’s Resurrecting Empire and The Iron Cage, Richard Blanco’s For All of Us, One Today, Cornel West’s Black Prophetic Fire, and Anita Hill’s Reimagining Equality, as well as books by Bill Ayers and Lauren Slaterand ten volumes of poetry by Pulitzer-prize winner Mary Oliver. She served for eight years on the board of PEN-New England and is the Administrator of the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. Her publishing in narrative journalism includes Mitchell Zuckoff’s Choosing Naia; Beth Whitehouse’s The Match; Ronnie Greene’s Shots on the Bridge; and Linda K. Wertheimer’s Faith Ed.

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