NYU School of Professional Studies Center for Publishing Media Talk Panel on Feb. 9 to Feature New York Times Best-selling Authors Amy Bloom, Malcolm Gladwell, Lev Grossman, Elin Hilderbrand, and R.L. Stine

Lev Grossman
Lev Grossman

NEW YORK, January 21, 2014 – The NYU School of Professional Studies Center for Publishing (sps.nyu.edu/publishing) will host the latest panel in its Media Talk series on Monday, February 9, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

“Behind the Best Sellers: Creating Beloved Books (and Buzz!) in Today’s Literary Landscape” will feature New York Times best-selling authors Amy Bloom, Malcolm Gladwell, Elin Hilderbrand, and R.L. Stine in conversation with moderator Lev Grossman, book critic for TIME magazine and best-selling author of The Magicians series. The panelists will discuss their craft and their different pathways to publishing success; their sources of inspiration; their interactions with their editor and publisher; and how they cultivate and nurture an audience in this digital age.

Amy Bloom is the author of three novels, including her most recent best seller, Lucky Us, and was a nominee for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Malcolm Gladwell is the author of five New York Times best sellers: David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants; The Tipping Point; Blink; Outliers; and What the Dog Saw. Elin Hilderbrand is the best-selling author of 14 novels, including The Matchmaker and Barefoot. R.L. Stine, one of the best-selling children’s authors in history, has authored the Goosebumps, Fear Street, and the Mostly Ghostly book series, as well as the adult thrillers Red Rain and Superstitious.

The NYU Media Talk panel will take place at the NYU Kimmel Center for University Life at 60 Washington Square South (between LaGuardia Place & Thompson Street). To request media credentials to cover the event, please contact Cheryl Feliciano at 212-992-9103 or cheryl.feliciano@nyu.edu, or Alka Gupta at 212-998-7263 or aag13@nyu.edu.

About the NYU School of Professional Studies Center for Publishing

The NYU School of Professional Studies Center for Publishing offers a range of innovative programs in publishing and digital media, including the M.S. in Publishing: Digital and Print Media, a 42-credit graduate program preparing students for careers in books, magazines, and digital media; the Summer Publishing Institute (SPI), a six-week intensive for recent graduates and young professionals interested in entry-level careers in media; and the Advanced Digital Publishing Institute (ADPI), an online education program for mid- to senior-level book publishers. For more information about the Center for Publishing, visit sps.nyu.edu/publishing.

About the NYU School of Professional Studies
Established in 1934, the NYU School of Professional Studies (sps.nyu.edu) is one of NYU’s several degree-granting schools and colleges, each with a unique academic profile. The reputation of the School of Professional Studies arises from its place as the NYU home for study and applied research related to key knowledge-based industries where the New York region leads globally. This is manifest in the School’s diverse graduate, undergraduate, and Professional Pathways programs in fields such as Accounting, Finance, and Law; Applied Politics; Creative Cities and Economic Development; English-Language Learning; Fundraising and Grantmaking; Global Affairs; Health Information Management; Hospitality and Tourism Management; Human Resource Management and Development; Languages and Humanities; Management and Systems; Marketing and Marketing Analytics; Professional Writing; Project Management; Public Relations and Corporate Communication; Publishing; Real Estate, Real Estate Development, and Construction Management; Social Entrepreneurship; Sports Management, Media, and Business; and Translation.

More than 100 distinguished full-time faculty members collaborate with an exceptional cadre of practitioner/adjunct faculty members and lecturers to create vibrant professional and academic networks that annually attract nearly 5,000 degree-seeking students from around the globe. In addition, the School fulfills the recurrent professional education needs of local, national, and international economies, as evidenced by close to 48,000 Professional Pathways enrollments in Career Advancement Courses, Diploma Programs, workshops, and seminars. The School’s community is enriched by more than 30,000 degree-holding alumni worldwide, many of whom serve as mentors, guest speakers, and advisory board members. For more information about the NYU School of Professional Studies, visit sps.nyu.edu.