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Hyperion Names New Editor-in-Chief

hyperion.jpgToday Hyperion publisher Ellen Archer announced that the company has hired Elisabeth Kallick Dyssegaard as editor-in-chief of Hyperion.

Most recently, Dyssegaard has served as executive editor of Smithsonian Books at HarperCollins. During her 25-year career, she also worked as a senior editor at Farrar, Straus & Giroux and an executive editor at Ballantine Books.

Here’s more from the release: “While at Smithsonian Books, Dyssegaard served as liaison, collaborating with Smithsonian’s magazines, networks, and membership groups. She also edited narrative nonfiction such as the New York Times bestseller ‘America’s Hidden History and the national bestseller ‘The Gardner Heist’ as well as ‘The House,’ ’747,’ ‘Baseball Americana,’ ‘The Perils of Peace,’ and ‘Perfect Spy.’”

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