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Soft Skull Press/Counterpoint has hired Denise Oswald as editorial director of Soft Skull Press and senior editor of Counterpoint. She will replace Richard Nash who left the press in February.

Oswald had worked as a senior editor at Farrar, Straus and Giroux, helming the Faber and Faber list for nearly ten years, editing writers like Colin Beavan, Anne Carson, and Courtney Love.

Counterpoint publisher Charlie Winton had this statement: “We are very excited about having Denise take the helm at Soft Skull. She has a distinguished track record and the perfect background for continuing to make Soft Skull one of the most interesting and dynamic voices in independent publishing. We are confident that she will be able to add an important dimension to the Counterpoint list as well.”