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Center for Communication Presents: Office Hours with Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Office Hours with Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Farrar, Straus and Company was founded in 1946 by Roger W. Straus and John C. Farrar. In 1964 Robert Giroux’s name was added to the roster and the company became Farrar, Straus and Giroux. The firm is renowned for its international list of literary fiction, nonfiction, poetry and children’s books. Farrar, Straus and Giroux authors have won extraordinary acclaim over the years, including numerous National Book Awards, Pulitzer Prizes, and twenty-three Nobel Prizes in literature.

Fiction has an even greater international reach, distinguished by Michael Cunningham, Jonathan Franzen, Peter Høeg, Amitav Ghosh, Roberto Bolaño, Denis Johnson, Jamaica Kincaid, Marilynne Robinson, Bernard Malamud, Alice McDermott, Péter Nádas, Flannery O’Connor, Walker Percy, Richard Powers, Susan Sontag, Scott Turow, Mario Vargas Llosa, and Tom Wolfe.

Deborah Ghim is an Editorial Assistant at Farrar, Straus and Giroux. She began her publishing career as an Associate Literary Scout with Maria B. Campbell Associates, prior to which she was working as a writer for a tech start-up in San Francisco. She is a graduate of Harvard University, where she studied English literature and film. Her first few years out of school, she worked as a server and bartender.

Alexis Nowicki is an associate publicist at the book publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Additionally, Alexis is in charge of FSG’s internship program. Previously, she was a manager at The Michigan Theater, copy chief of The Michigan Daily, and an intern at 826michigan and InsideOut Literary Arts Project.

Join us on Thursday, August 6, at 4:00 PM ET on Zoom for our next Office Hours. Recent graduates Deborah Ghim and Alexis Nowicki will answer your questions about how to break into publishing, the importance of internships and networking, and learning how to work your way up the ranks.

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