Marian Wood Retires

Marian Wood, v-p and publisher of Marian Wood Books will retire from the imprint at the end of the year after more than half a century in the book business. Marian Wood Books was folded into Putnam in 1999 after Wood spent nearly 30 years at Holt.

Wood acquired books across genres, including the nonfiction works T. H. Watkins’s Righteous Pilgrim: The Life and Times of Harold L. Ickes, 1874─1952 (winner of the L.A. Times Award in Biography  and finalist for the NBCC and NBA awards); Arthur Gelb’s City Room, a memoir of his life at The New York Times; Philip Caputo’s A Rumor of War; poetry by Cornelius Eady, Karl Kirchwey, and Linda Bierds; and fiction by novelists including Penelope Fitzgerald, Hilary Mantel, John Nichols, Daniel Woodrell, John Lanchester, Olga Grushin, Sue Grafton, Philip Kerr, Karen Joy Fowler—including the PEN/Faulkner winner and shortlisted finalist for the Man Booker Prize, We Are All Completely Besides Ourselves.

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