Steve Wasserman has joined Yale University Press as executive editor-at-large for general interest books.
Wasserman (pictured, via) has served as op-ed page and opinion deptuty editor at the Los Angeles Times, New Republic Books EIC, Noonday Books publisher at Farrar, Straus, and Giroux; and Times Books editorial director at Random House.
Here’s more from the release: “Wasserman [also managed] the Sunday Book Review and serv[ed] as a principal architect of the annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, now an institution in publishing. He has also served on the Pulitzer Prize nominating committee for both fiction and nonfiction. Since 2005 Wasserman has been a partner at the literary agency of Kneerim and Williams, where he will continue his work as an agent representing such writers as Christopher Hitchens, Peter Brooks, Placido Domingo, Michael Gorra, and John Rockwell, among other fine authors.”