Workshop: “Topic TBD" with Gary Fisketjon, Knopf Vice President and Editor at Large

  • Sunday, February 10, 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Miramonte Resort and Spa, 45000 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210


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Sunday, February 10, 2019


Topic TBD

Gary Fisketjon
Knopf Vice President and Editor at Large

Sunday, February 10, 2019

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Miramonte Resort and Spa, Indian Wells
45000 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210

Schedule: Beginning at 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Lunch served at 11:30 a.m. Ample time for questions at end. Workshop over promptly at 3 p.m.

Workshop Description:

About this workshop facilitator: 

Gary Fisketjon is widely known in the literary world both for his hand in revolutionizing the modern book publishing industry in the US, and for his reputation as a meticulous and comprehensive editor. After graduating from Williams College, with a BA in history and literature, he entered the Radcliffe Publishing Course at Harvard University. He joined Random House Publishing in the late 1970s. As a young editor with many contacts among emerging writers, Fisketjon saw that the literary market lacked a proper format in which they could be published, and in 1984 he founded Vintage Contemporaries, “a line of high-quality trade paperbacks” that created a new forum with much better distribution through independent booksellers. Its immediate success transformed how contemporary fiction was published in the country; it also helped authors including Jay McInerney and Richard Russo to become well-known with their first books, and brought new readers to established but underappreciated writers such as Raymond Carver and Richard Ford. Mr. Fisketjon joined the Atlantic Monthly Press as editorial director in 1986 but returned to Random House in 1990, where he settled at Knopf. As Knopf’s vice president and editor-at-large, Fisketjon has worked with a number of acclaimed writers, including Donna Tartt, Bret Easton Ellis, Kent Haruf, Patricia Highsmith, Tobias Wolff, Julian Barnes, Cormac McCarthy, and Haruki Murakami, while also picking out and fostering new talent. Since 1986, he has also become one of the few regular American editorial presences at the Frankfurt Book Fair. 

Fisketjon divides his time between New York and Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee.

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Registration Details:

  • PSWG Members: $130.00
  • Non-Members: $155.00
  • Payment in Full is confirmation of seating.
  • Online payment via PayPal or credit card only.
  • Includes lunch.
  • Workshop attendees cancelling their attendance and wishing a refund will be handled on a case by case basis by the PSWG Board.
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  • Park in Ballroom parking spaces for free parking.
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