Joy Peskin has been named vice president and editorial director of Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers.
Peskin established her children’s publishing career while working at Penguin Books for Young Readers and Scholastic. Prior to this move, she served as associate publisher at Viking Children’s Books. At Penguin, she worked with Speak author Laurie Halse Anderson, After author Amy Efaw and Looks author Madeleine George.
FSG Books for Young Readers publisher Simon Boughton had this statement at Publishers Weekly: “At a time of great change, success is still built on a fundamental love of and ability to find and publish great stories—and Joy is both a savvy businesswoman and an editor with a great love of the book. Her outlook and vision are an ideal match for FSG; she’ll bring new authors and new vitality to a great program. I’m very excited for the imprint’s future under her direction.”