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Publisher and Editorial Director, Nan A. Talese/Doubleday Books, New York

Guest Speaker - Class of Fall 2006

Nan A. Talese is a Senior Vice President of Doubleday and the Publisher and Editorial Director of Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, a trade book publishing imprint known for its literary excellence. She began in publishing at Random House and later joined Simon & Schuster and then Houghton Mifflin. In 1988 she became a senior vice president of Doubleday, and two years later introduced her author-oriented imprint dedicated to the publication of a select list of quality fiction and nonfiction. Among the authors she has published since their early works are Margaret Atwood, Barry Unsworth, Ian McEwan, Valerie Martin, and Thomas Keneally.