Nan A. Talese

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Nan Talese at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival.jpg
Nan Talese at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival
Born United States
Occupation Writer, editor, publisher
Spouse(s) Gay Talese

Nan Talese (née Ahearn)[1] is an American editor and a veteran of the New York publishing industry.[2][3]


Talese is Senior Vice President of Doubleday and the Publisher and Editorial Director of Nan A. Talese/Doubleday. At Random House and earlier at Simon & Schuster and Houghton Mifflin, she has had editorial relationships with Pat Conroy, Margaret Atwood, Ian McEwan, Barry Unsworth, Valerie Martin, and Thomas Keneally. Her imprint also published James Frey's discredited memoir A Million Little Pieces.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Talese has been married for over 50 years to writer Gay Talese, a marriage that is documented in a novel by her husband.[4][5] They have two daughters.[6]


  1. ^ "Gay Talese's New Sexpose Leaves Him $4 Million Richer—and, Somehow, Still Married". People. April 14, 1980. Retrieved January 8, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Oprah vs. James Frey: The Sequel". TIME. July 30, 2007. Retrieved September 11, 2009. 
  3. ^ Celia McGee (December 1, 2010). "Once an Editor, Now the Subject". The New York Times. Retrieved March 25, 2012. 
  4. ^ "A Nonfiction Marriage". New York. April 26, 2009. Retrieved September 11, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Talese's memoir details his writing travails". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. May 16, 2006. Retrieved September 11, 2009. 
  6. ^ Jonathan Van Meter (May 4, 2009). "A Nonfiction Marriage". New York Magazine. Retrieved March 25, 2012. 

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