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Susan Weinberg

Perseus Books
Group Publisher for Basic Books, Nation Books & PublicAffairs

Susan Weinberg joined PublicAffairs as Publisher in 2005. Under Susan’s leadership PublicAffairs had two #1 New York Times Bestsellers with Scott McClellan’s What Happened and Participant Media’s Waiting for Superman. Awards winners during her tenure include: Abhijit V. Banerjee & Esther Duflo’s Poor Economics, winner of the FT/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year; Mara Hvistendahl’s Unnatural Selection, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in non-fiction; and Charles Morris’s Trillion Dollar Meltdown, winner of the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Financial and Business Journalism. Previously, she was at HarperCollins Publishers for twelve years where she led the flagship HarperCollins imprint as well as the HarperPerennial paperback program. During her tenure, she published many New York Times bestsellers and critically acclaimed books. In hardcover, these include Chain of Command by Seymour Hersh, Crimes Against Nature by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., and Sandy Koufax by Jane Leavy. Paperback titles include Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser, Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer, and PublicAffairs’ own Blind Man's Bluff by Sherry Sontag and Christopher Drew. Weinberg published a wide array of award-winning books including The News from Paraguay by Lily Tuck (National Book Award winner, 2005), Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan by Herbert Bix (Pulitzer Prize–winner, 2001), and the paperback edition of the Pulitzer Prize–winner A Problem From Hell by Samantha Power. She holds a BA from Wesleyan University and an MBA from Columbia University.