Former Viking Books editorial director Molly Stern has been named senior vice president & publisher at Crown Publishers and Broadway Books.
Stern joined Viking in 1995, and most recently served as both editorial director of fiction and executive editor at the Penguin Group imprint. She acquired many titles, including Lev Grossman‘s The Magicians and Koren Zailckas‘ Smashed: A Story of Drunken Girlhood.
At Crown, Molly will supervise general interest hardcover trade fiction and nonfiction publishing programs. Crown publisher Maya Mavjee announced the news in a memo; a copy is embedded below.