‘The Danish Girl’ Author Leaving Random House to Focus on Writing

By Dianna Dilworth 

Vice president and executive editor David Ebershoff is leaving Random House after 20 years with the publisher to focus on his writing. He will leave the company in November.

Ebershoff is the author of the bestselling book, The Danish Girl, which has recently been adapted into a film starring Eddie Redmayne. His next novel, The Prodigies, will be published by Random House in 2017. The New York Times has more:

Two books he edited win Pulitzer Prizes in 2013: Adam Johnson’s “The Orphan Master’s Son” and Fredrik Logevall’s “Embers of War.” His other authors included Norman Mailer, “Cloud Atlas” novelist David Mitchell and actress Diane Keaton.