Page Turners is part of my "Literary Luminary" series, featuring insights on writing and publishing straight from the folks who do it for a living. Page Turner Margaret Rosewitz is a native Bostonian currently working at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt as a senior production coordinator. She loves reading, knitting, and her dog, Bacon.
What are you reading right now?
The Odyssey, translated by Emily Wilson
Who are your top 5 authors?
Neil Gaiman, Umberto Eco, Elinor Lipman, Roxane Gay, Kristin Britain
What gets you excited about a book you're reading?
Unique sci-fi or fantasy that turns a trope upside down or well-researched historical non-fiction.
And what turns you off?
Sloppy character or world-building, sexism in post-Earth societies.
Is there one book in particular that changed your life?
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte changed my life.
What made you want to work in the book world?
Initially I wanted to design museum catalogues for exhibitions, but I love the ins and outs of general trade book production. In my opinion it's more subtle and complex.
Which book do you wish you could read again for the first time?
Anything by Tamora Pierce
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