Joan Slattery will join Pippin Properties as literary agent and contracts manager, as of November 1. She has spent nearly 20 years at Random House, most recently as senior executive editor at Knopf Books for Young Readers. Among the authors Slattery has worked with are Jerry Spinelli, Philip Pullman, Cynthia Voigt, Adele Griffin, and Jane Smiley.

“I’ve been so lucky to have had such a long and varied career at Random House—and now more good fortune,” Slattery said. “I'm thrilled to join Pippin, an agency I've admired for years, and to work with authors from this new vantage point.”

Holly McGhee, president of Pippin Properties, said, “Joan will be a wonderful complement to Pippin. Throughout her career, she has published classic literature in every genre, and we are so excited to have her on our team.” Slattery can be reached here.