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Posts Tagged ‘Ben Bernanke’

Timothy Geithner Lands Book Deal

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has inked a book deal to write a “behind-the-scenes account of the American response to the global financial crisis” for Crown Publishers. Publication is set for 2014.

Robert Barnett negotiated the deal with publisher Molly Stern. Executive editor Vanessa Mobley will edit. The publisher did not reveal how much Geithner will earn from the deal. Here’s more from the release:

Secretary Geithner will chronicle how decisions were made during the most harrowing moments of the crisis, when policy makers faced a fog of uncertainty, risked catastrophic outcomes, and had no institutional memory or recent precedent to guide them. He will also describe the relationships, debates about strategy, and strength of collaboration among key decision makers in the crisis, including Hank Paulson, Ben Bernanke, President Obama, senior White House advisors, and finance ministers and central bank governors of other key economies around the world whose own financial fires threatened to derail the U.S. and global recovery. Secretary Geithner will aim to answer the most important – and to many the most troubling – questions about the choices he and his colleagues made, the strategies they adopted, and the economic aftermath.

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Former Collins President Switches to Blogging

huffpologo.jpgSteve Ross, the former president of president of HarperCollins’ now shuttered Collins Division, has found a new calling as a regular blogger at The Huffington Post. It’s been a literary week at HuffPo–Arianna Huffington just announced that she will lead a book club and launch a books section on her popular website.

Ross earned his creative writing MFA at New York University, and tested his writing chops with a piece of black comedy. Out of all the topics this award-winning editor and publisher could choose for his first post, Ross wrote about fashion. His satirical piece looks at New York City’s Fashion Week during a recession that has hobbled every industry, from fashion to publishing.

Here’s on fantastical riff from his inaugural post: “In keeping with the theme of this season’s [Fasihon] Expo — ‘Donations: Past and Present’ — the audience of fashionistas and former financiers paid tribute to this year’s movers and shakers in Downturn Fashion. Anna Wintour, her sunglasses dangling a Duane Reade price tag, welcomed Ben Bernanke, who brandished a bandolier of bailout funds strewn in an X across his hirsute chest.”