The Saga Press Team
JOE MONTI EDITORial Director
Joe Monti has always been drawn to the deep pull of story and rich characters. He fell in love with the literature of fantasy and science fiction at an early age and never let go. After all, as Ursula K. Le Guin counsels, “People who deny the existence of dragons are often eaten by dragons. From within.” With a preference towards a strong narrative, whether that comes in fantasy or science fiction, commercial or literary, mainstream or genre, speculative fiction or slipstream, urban fantasy, horror, or supernatural suspense, it is about those voices that resonate. Before joining Saga Press in 2013, Joe worked in the industry for eighteen years as a literary agent, an editor, a buyer, and a sales rep. Since starting with Saga Joe has been a finalist for the World Fantasy Award and a Hugo Award for his work. His authors have won the National Book Award, the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, the World Fantasy Award, a Michael L. Printz Award, and have been New York Times bestsellers.
NAVAH WOLFE Senior EDITOR
Navah Wolfe is a two-time Hugo and Locus Award–nominated editor at Saga Press. She is also the coeditor, along with Dominik Parisien, of Robots vs. Fairies and The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales, which won the Shirley Jackson Award, was a finalist for the World Fantasy, British Fantasy, and Locus Award, and contains a Hugo and Nebula Award–winning story. She loves books with characters that steal your heart and stories that stay with you long after the last page is turned. She is always on the lookout for fresh, innovative genre fiction, character-driven novels with a commercial hook, clever gorgeous books that get under your skin, and stories that make us question the status quo. She has edited critically-acclaimed novels such as Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente, Borderline by Mishell Baker, and The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss, among others. Her books have been finalists for the World Fantasy, British Fantasy, Nebula, Locus, and Stoker Awards, and won the Shirley Jacksin and the Tiptree Honor. In 2017, Navah was selected as one of Publishers Weekly’s Rising Stars. Navah was previously an editor at Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, where she worked on many bestselling books, including some that have won awards such as the Printz Honor, the Pura Belpré Award, the Pen/Faulkner Award, the Stonewall Award, the Lambda Literary Award, and the Schneider Family Award. In her past life, she has worked as a bookseller, a rock climbing wall manager, and a veterinary intern at a zoo. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, two tiny humans, and one editorial cat. Find her on Twitter at @navahw.
JUSTIN CHANDA VICE PRESIDENT, PUBLISHER
Justin Chanda joined the editorial staff at Simon & Schuster in 2005 after an eight year stint at HarperCollins. A graduate of New York University, Justin was named publisher of the S&S Books for Young Readers imprint in 2007 and McElderry Books and Atheneum Books for Young Readers in 2009 and Saga Press in 2013. He overseas the publication of over 250 titles a year. Justin is also an adjunct instructor for the NYU Graduate Publishing Program.
Photo of Navah Wolfe © Ellen B. Wright