BOB MILLER, President and Publisher
Miller founded Hyperion for Disney in 1990 and was its president and publisher until 2008. He began his career at St. Martin’s Press and has also worked at Delacorte Press, HarperCollins, and Workman. Key titles Miller has acquired for Flatiron to date include What I Know For Sure by Oprah Winfrey, The Secret History of Twin Peaks by Mark Frost, Promise Me, Dad by Vice President Joe Biden, and The First Conspiracy by Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch.
NOAH EAKER, Editorial Director
Eaker acquires literary and commercial fiction and narrative nonfiction and pop culture. He joined Flatiron after thirteen years at Random House, most recently as Executive Editor. Titles he’s edited include The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht, which was a National Book Award finalist and the winner of The Woman’s Prize, and The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between by Hisham Matar, which won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography. Recent New York Times bestsellers include the historical thriller The Last Days of Night by Oscar-winning screenwriter Graham Moore and the debut literary novel Among the Ten Thousand Things by Julia Pierpont. Other authors he’s worked with include Leigh Bardugo, Benjamin Dreyer, Kelly Link, Elizabeth McCracken, Ben Mezrich, David Mitchell, Hannah Tinti, Sam Wasson, and the Beastie Boys.
SARAH BARLEY, Editorial Director, Young Adult
Barley publishes a wide range of award-winning, bestselling books for young adults. Some of her recent titles include the acclaimed New York Times bestseller The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert, the #1 New York Times bestselling Caraval series by Stephanie Garber, and the Stonewall Book Award winner and We Need Diverse Books/Walter Dean Myers Award Honor Book If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo, all of which were named to the American Library Association’s Best Fiction for Young Adults List. Barley started her career at Random House Children’s Books in 2007, and prior to developing a young adult fiction list for Flatiron, was an editor at HarperCollins Children’s Books/HarperTeen.
CHRISTINE KOPPRASCH, Executive Editor
Kopprasch is looking for suspense, mystery, and thrillers for Flatiron. Her authors at Flatiron include Jane Harper (The Dry was a New York Times, Indie, and #1 international bestseller that was chosen as Amazon’s #1 Best Mystery & Thriller of the Year); Sarah Pinborough (Behind Her Eyes was a New York Times, Indie, and #1 international bestseller); Steve Cavanagh (winner of the Prix Polar Award for Best International Novel and author of, among others, the international bestseller Thirteen); and Deborah E. Kennedy (Tornado Weather was an Edgar Award nominee for Best First Novel). Upcoming novels include Chandler Baker’s Whisper Network, S.A. Lelchuk’s Save Me From Dangerous Men, and Beth O’Leary’s The Flatshare. Kopprasch was formerly an editor at Crown, where her acquisitions included Miranda Beverly-Whittemore’s New York Times bestseller Bittersweet, Nina George’s New York Times and #1 Indie bestseller The Little Paris Bookshop, and Han Kang’s Man Booker International winner The Vegetarian.
SARAH MURPHY, executive Editor
After getting her start at Little, Brown, Murphy was most recently Editor at HarperCollins, where she published a wide range of nonfiction, including: My Glory Was I Had Such Friends by Amy Silverstein, optioned by J.J. Abrams for a limited TV series starring Jennifer Garner; the New York Times bestseller Genius Foods by Max Lugavere; and Modern Loss by Rebecca Soffer and Gabrielle Birkner. At Flatiron, Murphy is building a list of narrative nonfiction and select fiction, focusing on science, medicine, nature, and outdoor adventure, psychology, and human behavior, “big idea” books that explore social and cultural trends, feminist voices and issues, and memoir with great heart and soul. She is currently working on forthcoming titles from Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Michael Greger, and Alicia Keys.
CAROLINE BLEEKE, Senior Editor
Bleeke is acquiring literary and upmarket commercial fiction for Flatiron, with an emphasis on underrepresented voices, innovative structure and style, writing with a strong sense of place, and heart. Her list includes Anuk Arudpragasam’s The Story of a Brief Marriage (winner of the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature and finalist for the Dylan Thomas Prize), Anne Youngson’s Meet Me at the Museum (finalist for the Costa First Novel Award), Neel Patel’s If You See Me, Don’t Say Hi (a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice and an NPR Best Book of the Year), New York Times bestselling author Yangsze Choo’s The Night Tiger, and forthcoming titles from IMPAC Dublin Award finalist Angie Cruz and White Review Short Story Prize winner Julia Armfield. Bleeke was previously an editorial assistant at Alfred A. Knopf, and she has a Master’s degree in Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Literature.
JAMES MELIA, Senior Editor
Melia previously worked at Doubleday before joining Flatiron Books, where he edits and acquires upmarket commercial fiction, narrative nonfiction, and pop culture. Notable books he has edited include the number one New York Times bestseller Black Klansman by Ron Stallworth, the basis for the Academy Award nominated film written and directed by Spike Lee; The People We Hate at the Wedding by Grant Ginder (an Entertainment Weekly Summer Must-Read); The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle (a Book of the Month Club selection); and Gary Janetti’s forthcoming collection of comedic essays Do You Mind If I Cancel?
BRYN CLARK, Editor
Clark is looking for memoir, narrative nonfiction, and business, political, or sports books highly driven by the author’s own story, with a particular interest in strong female or marginalized voices. In a highly contested auction Clark acquired Ashley Ford’s debut literary memoir detailing the emotionally fraught relationship between Ford and her incarcerated father called Somebody’s Daughter. She worked on journalist and New York Times bestselling author Sarah Kendzior’s The View from Flyover Country, a searing commentary on American economic disparity, and acquired Kendzior’s next book Hiding in Plain Sight. Most recently Clark acquired MacDowell Fellow Michelle Bowdler’s Is Rape a Crime?, an interrogation into our society’s response to cases of sexual assault interwoven with Michelle’s own story of violence and recovery, and Best American Essays contributor Eliese Colette Goldbach’s Rust, a memoir exploring the author’s life as a steelworker in her hometown of Cleveland.
LAUREN BITTRICH, Editorial Assistant
Bittrich joined Flatiron in 2018. Her first acquisition, an essay collection and narrative tour of the human body by Jonathan Reisman, M.D., is currently set to publish in Winter 2021.