In her first official statement since taking the helm of Soft Skull Press three weeks ago, Denise Oswald assured readers: “I’m just an old school punk rock girl with a love of smart thinking, good writing, and culture both highbrow and gutter low.”
The publisher hired Oswald as editorial director of Soft Skull Press and senior editor of Counterpoint to replace Richard Nash–who left the press to pursue new opportunities. Oswald spent nearly ten years at Farrar, Straus and Giroux, editing writers like Colin Beavan, Anne Carson, and Courtney Love.
Here’s more from her inaugural post: “Although, as Soft Skull author extraordinaire Jonathan Evison was pointing out to me, Soft Skull may be the only place that I could land where my experience at FSG renders me a corporate suit worthy of suspicion. I’ll do my best to dispel any rumors to that effect … I’m looking forward to continuing our editorial mission, which at the moment seems to be obsessed with disaster, apocalypse, …and zombies.”