Restless Books Team
Ilan Stavans, Publisher
Ilan Stavans is the Publisher of Restless Books and the Lewis-Sebring Professor of Humanities, Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College. His books include On Borrowed Words, Spanglish, Dictionary Days, The Disappearance, and A Critic’s Journey. He has edited The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature, the three-volume set Isaac Bashevis Singer: Collected Stories, The Poetry of Pablo Neruda, among dozens of other volumes. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, Chile’s Presidential Medal, the International Latino Book Award, and the Jewish Book Award. Stavans’s work, translated into twenty languages, has been adapted to the stage and screen. A cofounder of the Great Books Summer Program at Amherst, Stanford, Chicago, Oxford, and Dublin, he is the host of the NPR podcast "In Contrast."
ARIELLE KANE, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Arielle Kane joined Restless Books as Chief Financial Officer in June 2018. She previously worked at Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, and Macmillan Audio, the audiobook arm of Macmillan Publishers. Arielle holds an MBA from The New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business with specializations in Strategy and Finance and a BA from The University of Pennsylvania.
Nathan Rostron, EDITOR AND Marketing DIRECTOR
Nathan Rostron is the Editor and Marketing Director of Restless Books. Previously, as an online literary editor, he helped to launch Bookish, an innovative book discovery startup. Prior to that, as an editor at Little, Brown and Company, he edited several award winners and New York Times bestsellers. Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Nathan holds a BA in English from Pomona College and a Masters in English and Creative Writing from the University of Texas at Austin. He currently serves on the board of the Global Literature in Libraries Initiative.
ALISON GORE, ASSISTANT EDITOR
Alison joined Restless Books in May 2018. She holds a Masters in English and American Literature from NYU and is a former bookseller.
ANNETTE HOCHSTEIN, EDITOR-AT-LARGE
Annette Hochstein served as president of Mandel Foundation-Israel from 2002 to 2010. Prior to joining Mandel, Annette worked at Jerusalem's municipal planning department. She was appointed by Mayor Teddy Kollek as director of Project Renewal in Jerusalem’s Musrara neighborhood. As a co-founder of Nativ Policy and Planning Consultants, she contributed to projects including the West Bank Data Project, the Israel Experience Project and the Commission for Jewish Education in North America. Annette holds an MA from the New School for Social Research in urban affairs and policy analysis. She was a Humphrey Fellow at MIT. She serves on the board of the National Library of Israel.
Alison Sparks, Children's Book Editor-at-Large
Alison Sparks, Ph.D. is a developmental psychologist. Her work focuses on children's early language and literacy learning in diverse cultural and linguistic communities with a special interest in the role of parent-child conversations during storybook reading. Her research collaborations, in the United States and Latin America, include families enrolled in Head Start, teenage mothers in homeless shelters, and The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. She is a Visiting Scholar at Amherst College.
GEMMA SIMONES DECARVALHO
MALAK ABDEL GHAFFAR
Ilan Stavans, CO-founder
JOSHUA ELLISON, co-founder
ANNETTE HOCHSTEIN, EDITOR-AT-LARGE
Michael Berk, Digital Director
Brinda ayer, Managing Editor
Jackson saul, assistant editor
Equal Employment Opportunity StATEMENT
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