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Friday, April 6 • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
3A: A Rockstar Editor's Perspective on Revision FULL
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When a seasoned editor looks at a manuscript, what does she see? How does she know how to best shape a story, or help find its heart? How does she know where to cut, or expand? And what moves her to acquire a particular novel, anyway?
In her more than twenty-five years at Penguin, Pamela Dorman has acquired and edited numerous #1 bestsellers, including The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd, Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards, and Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding. Her recent bestselling debut titles include Natalie Baszile's Queen Sugar, J. Ryan Stradal's Kitchens of the Great Midwest, and Gail Honeyman's Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine.
Join two of Pam's newest authors, Louise Miller and Mira T. Lee, as we discuss debut novels, revision, and what a modern-day editor's role really is when it comes to shepherding new books into today's marketplace.

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Pamela Dorman

Editor, Pamela Dorman Books / Viking Penguin
Pamela Dorman is Vice President and Publisher of Pamela Dorman Books, Viking Penguin. In her more than twenty-five years as an editor, she has acquired and edited numerous multi-million copy #1 bestsellers, including The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd, Me Before You by Jojo... Read More →
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Mira T. Lee

Mira T. Lee's debut novel, Everything Here is Beautiful, was selected as a Top 10 Debut title for 2018 by the American Booksellers Association, and named a Top Winter/2018 Pick by more than 30 news outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, O Magazine, Poets & Writers... Read More →
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Louise Miller

Louise Miller is the author of The City Baker's Guide to Country Living (Viking/Penguin 2016) and the forthcoming The Late Bloomers Club (Viking/Penguin/2018). She is a graduate of GrubStreet's Novel Incubator program, a yearlong workshop for novelists. Louise is a professional pastry... Read More →

Friday April 6, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT
White Hill Room - 4th Floor