Irene Reichbach is a veteran marketing and publicity professional with over three decades of experience in book and magazine publishing. She has held senior positions at Ballantine/Random House; Little, Brown; and Harcourt.
She began her career at Houghton Mifflin's New York office, working in both editorial and publicity. Later, as assistant features editor at Seventeen magazine, she sharpened her skills at copyediting, evaluating manuscripts, and assigning articles. During her tenure at Harcourt (1991–2001), where she was director of hardcover publicity, she was instrumental in helping to make Snow Falling on Cedars, David Guterson's debut novel, a national bestseller.
Equally at home with literary and popular fiction, as well as with nonfiction, Irene Reichbach is an expert in helping writers successfully present themselves and their work. She has created media campaigns for books in many categories, including biography and memoir, psychology, parenting, popular science, history, current affairs, business, Judaica, and the arts. She has worked closely with many distinguished writers, among them, William F. Buckley Jr., David Broder, Antonio Damasio, Sir David Owen, Maxwell Taylor Kennedy, Pauline Kael, Ursula LeGuin, Jonathan Lethem, Anne Rice, Amos Oz, Claire Messud, Chaim Potok, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Yusef Karsh, Ansel Adams, and Nobel Prize–winner José Saramago.
Irene Reichbach attended Vassar College and received a degree in English from New York University. She is a passionate film and theater goer, and, of course, an avid reader.
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