Restless Books Team

Ilan Stavans, Publisher

Ilan Stavans is the Publisher of Restless Books and the Lewis-Sebring Professor of Humanities, Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College. His books include On Borrowed Words, Spanglish, Dictionary Days, The Disappearance, and A Critic’s Journey. He has edited The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature, the three-volume set Isaac Bashevis Singer: Collected Stories, The Poetry of Pablo Neruda, among dozens of other volumes. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, Chile’s Presidential Medal, the International Latino Book Award, and the Jewish Book Award. Stavans’s work, translated into twenty languages, has been adapted to the stage and screen. A cofounder of the Great Books Summer Program at Amherst, Stanford, Chicago, Oxford, and Dublin, he is the host of the NPR podcast "In Contrast."

 

ARIELLE KANE, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Arielle Kane joined Restless Books as Chief Financial Officer in June 2018. She previously worked at Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, and Macmillan Audio, the audiobook arm of Macmillan Publishers. Arielle holds an MBA from The New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business with specializations in Strategy and Finance and a BA from The University of Pennsylvania.

 

Nathan Rostron, EDITOR AND Marketing DIRECTOR

Nathan Rostron is the Editor and Marketing Director of Restless Books. Previously, as an online literary editor, he helped to launch Bookish, an innovative book discovery startup. Prior to that, as an editor at Little, Brown and Company, he edited several award winners and New York Times bestsellers. Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Nathan holds a BA in English from Pomona College and a Masters in English and Creative Writing from the University of Texas at Austin. He currently serves on the board of the Global Literature in Libraries Initiative.

 

ALISON GORE, ASSISTANT EDITOR

Alison joined Restless Books in May 2018. She holds a Masters in English and American Literature from NYU and is a former bookseller.

 

CHRISTINE PARDUE, ASSISTANT PUBLISHING MANAGER

Christine Pardue is Assistant Publishing Manager at Restless Books. Before joining the Restless Books team, she commissioned monographs on Eastern European history as an assistant editor at Palgrave Macmillan and taught English as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Gabrovo, Bulgaria. She is from Cleveland, Georgia.

 
RMC.jpg

ROBERT CROLL, CLASSICS EDITOR-AT-LARGE

Robert Croll is a translator, artist, writer, and musician. His work in and on translation has appeared in The Quarterly Conversation, Latin American Literature Today, and Asymptote, and his published books include Ricardo Piglia's The Diaries of Emilio Renzi. Originally from Asheville, North Carolina, Robert received his B.A. in Architectural Studies and Spanish from Amherst College in 2016 and now lives in Massachusetts. He joined as Editor-at-Large for the Restless Classics series in August 2019.

 

ANNETTE HOCHSTEIN, EDITOR-AT-LARGE

Annette Hochstein served as president of Mandel Foundation-Israel from 2002 to 2010. Prior to joining Mandel, Annette worked at Jerusalem's municipal planning department. She was appointed by Mayor Teddy Kollek as director of Project Renewal in Jerusalem’s Musrara neighborhood. As a co-founder of Nativ Policy and Planning Consultants, she contributed to projects including the West Bank Data Project, the Israel Experience Project and the Commission for Jewish Education in North America. Annette holds an MA from the New School for Social Research in urban affairs and policy analysis. She was a Humphrey Fellow at MIT. She serves on the board of the National Library of Israel.

 

Alison Sparks, Children's Book Editor-at-Large

Alison Sparks, Ph.D. is a developmental psychologist. Her work focuses on children's early language and literacy learning in diverse cultural and linguistic communities with a special interest in the role of parent-child conversations during storybook reading. Her research collaborations, in the United States and Latin America, include families enrolled in Head Start, teenage mothers in homeless shelters, and The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. She is a Visiting Scholar at Amherst College.     

 

INTERNS

EDUARDO LEÃO

SAMANTHA MUELLER

ALEX NOLOS

 

READERS

NICOLE ACHEAMPONG

NOAH BIERBRIER

RAFAELA BASSILI

ROB CROLL

ALICIA LÓPEZ

ERIN PATTERSON

SOPHIA RAMOS

DANIELA ROGER

EMILY ROESE

 

Founding Staff

Ilan Stavans, CO-founder

JOSHUA ELLISON, co-founder

ANNETTE HOCHSTEIN, EDITOR-AT-LARGE

Michael Berk, Digital Director

Brinda ayer, Managing Editor

Jackson saul, assistant editor

 

Equal Employment Opportunity StATEMENT

Restless Books is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with anti-discrimination law, Restless Books does not discriminate on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender expression, and gender identity), age, disability, genetic information, military service, or any other characteristic or class protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.