Joy de Menil
Director of Belknap Publishing
I am eager to publish scholars at the top of their fields who wish to communicate their knowledge more broadly, and young and original thinkers with a strong voice on the page. I am particularly interested in history and science and work closely with my authors to structure and shape the final manuscript and guide them through every aspect of publication. Recently, I have signed up new books by Marcus du Sautoy, Catherine Sanderson, Leroy Hood, and Alec Ryrie.
I spent 25 years as a trade publisher before joining Harvard University Press, working at Random House and Viking Penguin, where I published Andrew Roberts’s Churchill and Napoleon, Dan Jones’s The Plantagenets and The Templars, Diarmaid MacCulloch’s Thomas Cromwell, Neil MacGregor’s A History of the World in 100 Objects, John Guy’s Elizabeth, William Stixrud and Ned Johnson’s The Self-Driven Child, Mike Lofgren’s The Party Is Over and The Deep State, Megan McArdle’s The Up Side of Down, Margaret MacMillan’s Paris 1919, Azar Nafisi’s Reading Lolita in Tehran, and Bernard Lewis’s The Crisis of Islam, among others.