NEW YORK, April 3 – Aimée Bell is joining the Gallery Books Group as Vice President, Editorial Director, beginning on April 17th. News of the appointment was announced today by Jennifer Bergstrom, Senior Vice President and Publisher of the Gallery Books Group to whom Aimée Bell will report. In her new position, Ms. Bell will oversee the editorial staff for fiction and nonfiction books as well as acquire and edit her own titles.
Aimée Bell comes to Gallery from Vanity Fair, where she was a Deputy Editor and Books Editor. In her 25-year tenure at the magazine, she edited the award-winning columnists James Wolcott and Christopher Hitchens, as well as such distinguished writers and cultural figures as Fran Lebowitz, Martin Amis, and Tom Stoppard. She also worked with such longtime Vanity Fair contributing editors as Bob Colacello, Lisa Robinson, Bruce Handy, Amy Fine Collins, Laura Jacobs, Mark Rozzo, Jim Reginato and the artists Risko, David Downton, and Hilary Knight. She oversaw the International Best-Dressed List and edited the Proust Questionnaire and Portrait pages. Ms. Bell served as a juror for the 2017 and 2018 Pulitzer Prizes and has twice been a judge for the National Magazine Awards. She got her start in journalism as an intern at SPY Magazine.
“I am thrilled to have Aimée join our team. She is an editor who has worked with some of the most ambitious, influential, and commercial authors – from Nora Ephron, Dave Eggers, and A.M. Homes to Sloane Crosley, Pippa Middleton, and Bono. Her sharp editorial instincts, creative thinking, and keen sense of what’s current in the zeitgeist make her the perfect person to lead the editorial direction of Gallery Books as we continue to expand our list and publish both established voices and emerging new ones,” said Bergstrom.
“I’ve long admired the list that Jennifer Bergstrom and her team have built at Gallery Books – from smart nonfiction and pop-culture bestsellers to innovative fiction. The chance to lead a team of inspired and opinionated editors and to creatively collaborate with the publicity and marketing teams is a challenge I’m looking forward to embracing,” said Bell.
The Gallery Books Group consists of Gallery Books, Scout Press, and Pocket Books. Bestselling titles from the Gallery Books Group include The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish, The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware, The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer, Five Presidents by Clint Hill, Still Alice by Lisa Genova, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, and Selp Helf by Miranda Sings. Simon & Schuster, a part of CBS Corporation, is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its well-known imprints and divisions include Simon & Schuster, Scribner, Atria Books, Gallery Books, Pocket Books, Touchstone, Adams Media, Threshold Editions, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing and Simon & Schuster Audio and international companies in Australia, Canada, India, and the United Kingdom. For more information visit our website at www.simonandschuster.com.
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V.P., Director of Publicity
Gallery Books Group