1st December 2020

Emily Bell joins Zando to Lead Its Editorial Team

Emily Bell joins Zando as the company’s Head of Editorial. The news was announced by Zando Founder & CEO Molly Stern.

In addition to acquiring her own list, Bell will hire and lead Zando’s editorial team and implement the editorial vision for the company and its Catalyst Partners.

Prior to joining Zando, Bell spent a decade at Farrar, Straus and Giroux, most recently as an Executive Editor ​and director of the paperback original line, FSG Originals, which launched early work from Amelia Gray, Catherine Lacey, and Laura van den Berg. As part of the Originals’ list, ​Bell formed a partnership ​with​ Logic Magazine--an independent tech magazine born in San Francisco—to publish singular books about the ways in which technology impacts our daily lives.​ ​Bell has edited and published bestselling and award-winning fiction and nonfiction, including Lucia Berlin's ​A Manual for Cleaning Women​ (a​ New York Times​ Best Book of the Year, currently being adapted by Pedro Almodovar for the screen), Emily Nemens's ​The Cactus League​, Brian Phillips's ​Impossible Owls​, and Anna Wiener's ​Uncanny Valley ​, selected as a ​New York Times​ Best Book of the Year for 2020.​ ​Prior to her tenure at FSG, Emily worked at Riverhead Books.

As Zando’s Head of Editorial, Bell will report to Molly Stern. Stern announced the launch of Zando, a new independent publishing house backed by the studio SISTER, in October.

Bell’s official start at Zando is January 4, 2021. She can be reached at her new email address: ​ebell@zandoprojects.com​.

For more information on Zando, visit zandoprojects.com