An Evening with Richard Sarnoff

Drawing on a decades-long career in publishing, Richard Sarnoff offered this career advice: The best way to advance is to jump between departments, rather than just trying to move straight up. You don’t know what you can’t do, he told an audience of Pace students and faculty, so try everything, because unless you’re willing to fail you won’t succeed. 

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New Faculty | Peggy Samedi

Welcome to pace, Professor Samedi! 

Peggy Samedi is a production manager in the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group at Penguin Random House. She started her career as a publishing assistant at the Girl Scouts of the USA. She went on to be a bookseller at Barnes and Noble before joining Alfred A. Knopf in 2005. She has had the pleasure of working on titles including Metamaus and Cancer Vixen, as well as books by authors such as Toni Morrison, Colson Whitehead, Edwidge Danticat, and Tommy Orange. She is a graduate of Union College in Schenectady, New York, with bachelor’s degree in English and Psychology. Peggy Samedi joins the M.S. in Publishing Program, teaching Book Production and Design.

 

Quote of the Week

“Writing novels is much the same. You gather up bones and make your gate, but no matter how wonderful the gate might be, that alone doesn’t make it a living breathing novel. A story is not something of this world. A real story requires a kind of magical baptism to link the world on this side with the world on the other side.” – Haruki Murakami

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