Simon & Schuster has promoted Colin Harrison to VP, editor-in-chief of its Scribner imprint.
Harrison has spent 11 years at the publisher, but he has also written seven novels, including Break and Enter, Manhattan Nocturne and Risk. At Scribner, he worked on many books, including Sam Gwynne’s Empire of the Summer Moon, Doug Stanton’s Horse Soldiers and Dan Okrent‘s Last Call. Previously, he had served as deputy editor at Harper’s.
Here’s more from publisher Nan Graham‘s memo: “Colin has brought prestige and profitability to the house. He began with a bang, acquiring Anthony Swofford’s Jarhead the week before he was officially employed, and went on to publish a range of stellar titles from the mega-New York Times bestseller Inside of a Dog to literary gems by Ron Hansen, and Carol Sklenicka’s Raymond Carver … His alliances with colleagues in all departments at Simon & Schuster, his eloquence, conviction and savvy when launching a book, his teacher’s instincts, and his solidarity with our staff make him an ideal Editor-in-Chief for Scribner.”