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Editor and agent discuss publishing industry

A conversation with Sarah Crichton and Jessica Regel

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Louise Pound Hall Room: 101
512 N 12th St
Lincoln NE 68508
Additional Info: LPH
Target Audiences:
Timothy Schaffert
Legendary editor Sarah Crichton, and agent Jessica Regel, who represents multiple bestsellers, will be in conversation with Creative Writing Program director Timothy Schaffert, about the publishing industry.

For 15 years, Crichton was the publisher of Sarah Crichton Books, an imprint of FSG, where she published such award-winning books as “A Long Way Gone: Memoir of a Boy Soldier” by Ishmael Beah and “The Silver Linings Playbook” by Matthew Quick. During her time as publisher of Little, Brown, Crichton published Malcolm Gladwell’s “The Tipping Point,” David Foster Wallace’s “Infinite Jest,” several books by David Sedaris, and acquired “Lovely Bones” by Alice Sebold.

Regel is the founder of Helm Literary. After growing up in Iowa, Regel entered the book industry and became familiar with all components of an author’s contract, including foreign, film, and audio rights. She agented Emily Danforth’s UNL dissertation, “The Miseducation of Cameron Post.” Among her other credits: the bestsellers “Beautiful Little Fools” by Jillian Cantor, “Bad Vibes Only” by Nora McInerny, “All the Ugly and Wonderful Things” by Bryn Greenwood, and many others.

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