Marysue Rucci Named Editor-in-Chief of Simon & Schuster

Posted on March 23, 2012

Marysue Rucci has been named vice president and editor-in-chief of the Simon & Schuster adult trade imprint. Her appointment is effective April 2. Ms. Rucci comes to Simon & Schuster from Putnam, where since January 2010 she has served as vice president and editorial director. Prior to that, she worked at Simon & Schuster for 13 years.

Simon & Schuster's publisher Jonathan Karp says, "Marysue will be the leader and architect of Simon & Schuster's fiction list. She will supervise all our fiction acquisitions, build her own list of authors - both novelists and nonfiction writers - and provide counsel to our editors. Under her guidance we expect to be an industry leader, publishing novels of the highest quality and the greatest appeal. We are all delighted that Marysue is returning to Simon & Schuster and that she will now have a greater role in the management of the imprint."

Ms. Rucci is best known for acquiring Little Bee by Chris Cleave, which spent more than a year on The New York Times bestseller list and has sold over a million copies. Some of her other acquisitions include The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz, The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney, Oxygen by Carol Cassella and The House at Sugar Beach by Helene Cooper.

Marysue Rucci can be found on Twitter at @marysue_rucci.

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