Hannah Wood

Hannah Wood

Editor

Biography

Hannah Wood, Editor, came to Harper after almost four years at Doubleday, where she worked with authors such as Bill Bryson and Hanya Yanagihara. She looks for literary, voice-driven fiction with a compelling premise, characters that come alive, and an intensity of feeling and imagination. Her nonfiction taste skews towards upmarket narrative nonfiction—biography, memoir, and true crime (historical and contemporary). Recent/forthcoming titles include memoir The Year of Reading Dangerously, a national bestseller; critically acclaimed debut novel An Innocent Fashion; non-fiction titles including Not Just Jane: Rediscovering Seven Amazing Women Writers Who Transformed British Literature and Illusion of Justice: Inside Making A Murderer and America’s Broken System; and biographies of Camilla Parker-Bowles and William Fox. She also received the 2015 Ashmead Award, established in honor of former Harper editor Larry Ashmead to nurture the career of a promising young editor in the field of book publishing, and attended the 2015 Yale Publishing Course.