The Saga Press Team
JOE MONTI EXECUTIVE EDITOR
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. 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 EDITOR
Navah Wolfe joined Saga Press in 2013 after six years as an editor at Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. She acquires and edits science fiction and fantasy for a broad spectrum of readers. Navah 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 our place in the world. She has been privileged to work with incredibly talented authors such as Phoebe North, Imogen Howson, Tiffany Trent, Neal Shusterman, Jonathan Maberry, Margaret Peterson Haddix, Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Tim Federle, and many others.
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