After discovering his love for literature while writing poetry and short stories at Woodberry Forest School in Virginia, Publisher Claiborne Hancock first tasted real book publishing as an intern with Algonquin Books in Chapel Hill. After graduation, he took the classic Radcliffe Publishing Course and found his first job in New York publishing at Applause Theater and Cinema Books. His first editorial work came at the literary house Carroll & Graf, where he learned the art of independent publishing under Kent Carroll, Herman Graf, and Otto Penzler.
Claiborne founded Pegasus in 2005 and, along with Associate Publisher Jessica Case, has built the company into an indie house that now publishes over one hundred books annually. His main passions outside of the book world are his beloved North Carolina Tar Heels and his Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Sasha.
Associate Publisher and director of publicity Jessica Case graduated from Princeton University with a degree in history and a minor in Russian, and after a short stint in Washington DC working in think tanks, she moved to New York to pursue a career in publishing. After working in editorial at Carroll & Graf and the Avalon Publishing Group, she moved to Pegasus in January 2007, and she has focused on acquiring a wide array of books, including literary fiction, upmarket crime and suspense fiction, and serious non fiction—history, biography, popular science, music, and narrative non fiction. A classically trained pianist and avid cook, she is also an officer with the New York Athletic Club triathlon club.
Deputy Art Director Sabrina Plomitallo-González graduated from Hunter College magna cum laude with a double major in Media Studio and Literature and a minor in Political Science. She formerly did production management, production artistry, interior design, and managing editorial at Neuwirth & Associates for six years, where she worked largely on Pegasus titles. Prior to that, she interned at Soft Skull Press. She lives in Ridgewood with her husband and two adorable cats.
Assistant Editor Katie McGuire graduated from Emerson College with a BFA in Writing, Literature, & Publishing and a double minor in sociology and photography. A lifelong booklover, she returned to her native New York upon graduation to begin a career in publishing. She is on the hunt for historical fiction, mysteries, and literary fiction, as well as nonfiction history titles focused on Tudor England or the early twentieth century in America. She adores comics and has a particular soft spot for stories about superheroes and spies. You can find her on Twitter: @katiemickgee
Editorial Assistant Bowen Dunnan graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BA in Political Science, and is currently a candidate for his MFA in Creative Writing at the New School in New York City. He is excited to work with authors in a wide variety of genres, including historical fiction, mysteries, and 20th century history. He spends his non-reading free time listening to comedy podcasts, curating the @Daily_Proust Twitter account, and searching for the best TV-free bars in Manhattan.