Maria Gagliano

Editor, Publisher, Writer


Maria Gagliano is an editor, publisher, and writer. She spent eleven years as an editor at Random House and Penguin, where she helped launch the careers of several first-time nonfiction authors. Her recent bestselling titles include #GIRLBOSS by Nasty Gal CEO Sophia Amoruso, Do Over by Jon Acuff, and Crazy is a Compliment by Endeavor CEO Linda Rottenberg.

Maria is also a co-founder and Business Director of Slice, a non-profit literary organization dedicated to supporting today’s talented new voices in literature through the Slice Literary Writers’ Conference, and Slice magazine. Her interview credits inSlice include authors Junot Díaz, Salman Rushdie, Paul Auster, Myla Goldberg, Rick Moody, and Elissa Schappell. Maria’s writing has appeared in BUST magazine, the Huffington Post, and Salon, among other publications.