Sean McDonald

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Sean McDonald is Executive Editor and Vice President of Farrar, Straus and Giroux.


Authors he has edited include Sloane Crosley, Junot Díaz, Nuruddin Farah, James Frey, Gorillaz, Nicola Griffith, Aleksandar Hemon, John Hodgman, Steven Berlin Johnson, Walter Mosley, Tyler Perry, Erik Reece, David Rees, the RZA, George Saunders, John Jeremiah Sullivan, Hector Tobar, and Ellen Ullman.

Prior to FSG, he worked as an Executive Editor and Vice President of Riverhead Books and before that at Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, most notably as editor of James Frey's controversial bestselling memoir A Million Little Pieces.[1]


In 2003, he was named "It" editor of the year by Entertainment Weekly[2] and a "Power Punk" (influential New Yorkers under 35) by the New York Observer.[3] In 2005 he was named a "Young Turk" of publishing by Publishers Weekly.[4]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ New York Times on McDonald and Frey controversy Accessed June 15, 2012
  2. ^ EW It Editor Accessed June 15, 2012
  3. ^ New York Observer Power Punk Accessed June 15, 2012
  4. ^ PW Young Turks Accessed June 15, 2012