Amy Einhorn, president and publisher of Henry Holt, has named Sarah Crichton v-p and editor-in-chief of the Macmillan division. Crichton will join Holt on April 6 and report to Einhorn, who moved to Holt from Macmillan’s Flatiron imprint last fall.
Crichton has been in publishing for 25 years, most recently running Sarah Crichton Books, an imprint of another Macmillan division, Farrar, Straus and Giroux. She left the company at the end of 2018. Prior to having her own imprint, Crichton was the publisher of Little, Brown, where she published Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point and George Stephanopoulos’s All Too Human, among other titles.
Under her own imprint, Crichton published what Einhorn termed “the kind of eclectic list all publishers dream of.” That list included Ishmael Beah’s #1 bestseller A Long Way Gone; Matthew Quick’s The Silver Linings Playbook; Cathleen Schine’s The Grammarians; Pulitzer Prize winner David Finkel’s reports from the Iraq war, The Good Soldiers and Thank You For Your Service; and Jason Goodwin’s Edgar-winning mystery series, the Janissary Tree.
“I have admired Sarah from afar for many years so I am truly overjoyed to finally have the chance to work with her,” Einhorn said in a statement. “Her keen intellect is evident in everything she does. Gifted in both fiction and nonfiction, she is a natural leader, and, most importantly, a passionate advocate for her authors.”