Sean has been an editor at Farrar, Straus and Giroux since 2011, and is also the co-founder and publisher of FSG Originals, FSG’s noted line of paperback and digital originals. He previously worked as an Executive Editor and Online Creative Director at Riverhead Books, as an editor at Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, and at Arcade Publishing. He has worked with such writers as Sloane Crosley, John Darnielle, Junot Díaz, Warren Ellis, Nuruddin Farah, Gorillaz, Nicola Griffith, Aleksandar Hemon, Marlon James, Walter Mosley, Tyler Perry, the RZA, George Saunders, Tamara Shopsin, Robin Sloan, John Jeremiah Sullivan, Héctor Tobar, Ellen Ullman, Jeff VanderMeer, and Hideo Yokoyama. Sean was born and raised in southern California and now lives in New York City with his wife and young son.
Jackson grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from the University of Michigan. He has published books by Catherine Lacey, Judith Butler, Jonathan Escoffery, Fernando A. Flores, Brontez Purnell, Laura van den Berg, Sarah Schulman, Venita Blackburn, Susan Straight, Thomas Grattan, and many others. Books he has edited have won or been nominated for the Booker Prize, the National Book Award, the Kirkus Prize, the Lambda Literary Award, the PEN Open Book Award, and more. His reviews, profiles, and essays have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Ringer, , The Cut, Pitchfork, and elsewhere.
Ben joined MCD after serving for two years as a Fulbright Scholar in Brazil, where he published his own fiction and translations. Since joining MCD he has acquired and developed works of memoir, literary fiction, and sociology; he’s especially interested in translated work from Latin America, and projects centering the black experience in the US and abroad. Some of the writers he works with include Carlos Fonseca, Clara Drummond, Geovani Martins, and David Martinez. He reads in Portuguese, Spanish, and Italian.
Brianna joined MCD in 2022 after interning at Penguin Random House and graduating with a degree in English from Temple University. A lover of literary horror, mysteries/thrillers, and upmarket fiction, Brianna is drawn towards complex, heartfelt stories with a strong voice. She also appreciates a good romance and enjoys works that explore obsession, family, queerness, and identity. She currently lives in Brooklyn.