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Other Press attracts authors who are guided by a passion to discover the limits of knowledge and imagination.

We publish novels, short stories, poetry, and essays from America and around the world that represent literature at its best. Our nonfiction books–should they be history, current events, popular culture or memoir–explore how psychic, cultural, historical, and literary shifts inform our vision of the world and of each other.

Our Team

Judith Gurewich, Publisher

Judith Gurewich is the publisher of Other Press, a position she has held since 2002. Under her leadership, Other Press has become a highly respected and award-winning publisher of literary fiction and non-fiction, including titles such as Sarah Bakewell’s How to Live: A Life of Montaigne, Kamel Daoud’s The Meursault Investigation, and Simon Mawer’s The Glass Room. Born in Canada and raised in Belgium, she holds a law degree from Brussels University as well as a master’s of law from Columbia University and a PhD in sociology from Brandeis University. She now resides in Cambridge, MA. Judith is also a Lacanian trained psychoanalyst, practicing part-time. She loves to edit, pitch, cook, walk, and swim.

Janice Goldklang, Editorial Director

Janice Goldklang has had a long and distinguished career in publishing. Before joining Other Press in 2014, she was the Executive Editorial Director of Lyons Press. Prior to that, she spent thirty years at the Knopf Publishing Group as the Publisher of Pantheon Books, and the Associate Publisher of Knopf. Janice has devoted her professional life to promoting great writers and their books. She’s had the extraordinary privilege of having worked with such esteemed authors as John Updike, Toni Morrison, Julia Child, Michael Crichton, Anne Rice, John le Carré, Robert A. Caro, Gay Talese, Nora Ephron, Joseph Heller, Ray Bradbury, P.D. James, Robert Stone, Ha Jin, Mary Gordon, Alan Lightman, Julia Glass, Bernhard Schlink, Alexander McCall Smith, Art Spiegelman and Marjane Satrapi among others. A lifelong New Yorker, Janice spends her spare time as a wife, and the mother of three grown children: a daughter and two sons.

Alex Poreda, Editor

Born in London, Alex lived overseas—in Istanbul, Hong Kong, Beijing, Dubai, and Burglengenfeld, Germany—before settling down in central New Jersey, and has had incurable wanderlust ever since. After graduating from Amherst College with a double major in English and French, she interned at Europa Editions, and then started as an editorial assistant at Cambridge University Press. Alex joined Other Press in 2016, and is thrilled to be working on international literary fiction and nonfiction.

Gage Desser, Editorial Assistant

Originally from California, Gage moved to New York to attend Fordham University’s English MA program and pursue a career in publishing. While in the program he completed internships at Fordham University Press, W.W. Norton & Company, Henry Holt, and Knopf Doubleday. He enjoys reading literary fiction, narrative nonfiction, fantasy, and science-fiction.

Terrie Akers, Director of Marketing

Terrie is the marketing director at Other Press. She joined the company in 2004 as a publishing assistant, and since then has held positions in publicity, social media management, and digital marketing, dabbling in editorial and design along the way. She’s proud and grateful to be a part of the vibrant indie publishing community, and serves on the steering committee of the Independent Publishers Caucus. She graduated from New York University with a degree in English literature and creative writing, and holds an MA in international studies from the CUNY Graduate Center.

Kevin Callahan, Director of Marketing Strategy

Kevin joined Other Press in February 2018 from Penguin Random House where he was Director of Marketing for the Crown Publishing Group. At Crown he oversaw the marketing campaigns of a variety of fiction and nonfiction titles including On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder, Evicted by Matt Desmond, and Conversations With Friends by Sally Rooney. Previously, he was Associate Publisher of It Books, the entertainment division of HarperCollins Publishers where he worked with authors such as Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Toni Braxton, Russell Brand, Molly Ringwald, Diane von Furstenberg, and Bon Jovi.

Jessica Greer, Publicity Director 

By the age of 13, Jessica Greer had lived in St. Louis, Phoenix, Chicago, and Montclair, New Jersey. After graduating with an English Degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Jessica muscled her way into the publishing industry where she worked in the Publisher’s office at Ballantine Bantam Dell, an imprint of The Random House Publishing Group, before making a move to RHPG’s Publicity Department, where she worked as a Publicity Assistant and later, Associate Publicist on an assortment of heavy hitting non-fiction and fiction titles. Literary fiction is her first love, à la The History of Love and The God of Small Things and she’s passionate about generating buzz for the books she loves.

Mona Bismuth, International Publishing Coordinator

Leah Morse, Publicist

Leah grew up in New Rochelle, New York, where she would often butcher the pronunciation of words because she’d only ever seen them in writing. After graduating summa cum laude from The George Washington University, Leah worked as a paralegal for several years before starting her career in publishing at Touchstone, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. She joined Other Press in 2017, and is delighted to promote its exceptional books.

Zoë Miller, Publicity Assistant

Zoë Miller, a New Jersey native, joined Other Press in February 2020. A graduate of Barnard College, where she studied English literature and anthropology, she is thrilled to help spread the word about the company’s literary fiction and nonfiction. After completing the Columbia Publishing Course, she interned at Workman Publishing in the publicity and marketing department. Previously, Zoë worked in media and journalism. Her writing has appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer and in Tablet magazine, as well as on Insider.com and Bankrate.com. In her free time, she loves seeing Broadway musicals and visiting new coffee shops with a good book in hand.

Shawn Nicholls, Digital Marketing

After spending nearly four decades on the East Coast, most recently residing in Brooklyn, Shawn traded skyscrapers for mountain tops in Montana, where he lives with his wife and son. He began his career at Random House and most recently worked at HarperCollins.

 Yvonne Cárdenas, Managing Editor

Born in Connecticut and raised in Florida, Yvonne lived in California’s Central Coast for twelve years before returning East to join Other Press. She began her publishing career as an editor of Spanish-language children’s books, and later earned a master’s degree in Linguistic Anthropology. Among her favorite novels published by Other Press are The Unit by Ninni Holmqvist, I’ll Be Right There by Kyung-sook Shin, and The Other Woman by Therese Bohman. 

Iisha Stevens, Operations Manager

A native New Yorker, Iisha spent seven years in public relations while attending the City College of New York, where she majored in Communications and Literature. She joined Other Press in 2006 and began her apprenticeship in book production. Now, she’s always exhilarated to walk into a bookstore and knowingly admire the physical elements of a well-constructed book. As manager of operations, she’s the one who binds it all together–if Other Press were a book, Iisha would be the spine.

Lauren Shekari, Director of Subsidiary Rights

Born in Texas from a long line of ranchers and outlaws, but having lived in New York City for over ten years, Lauren considers herself a dual citizen. She takes equal pleasure in homemade tamales and absurdly priced artisanal coffee, two-stepping to Willy Nelson and heated discussions about third wave feminism. Prior to joining Other Press, Lauren worked at The Susan Golomb Literary Agency and Bloomsbury Publishing, where her love for travel and books found a perfect union in foreign rights. She feels honored to help connect good books with readers around the world.

Bill Foo, Chief Financial Officer

A native Long Islander, Bill began his accounting career in the finance department of  Fleischmann’s Distilling Corp’s New York headquarters and later as their Plant Controller in Plainfield, Illinois. Homesick for New York, he changed industries and landed at Random House, where he stayed for the next 19 years. He left Random House in 2002 and joined Other Press to head its financial operations.

Ed Sokolowski, Controller