About Us

Signature provides readers with unique points of view built atop a literary foundation. Our goal is simple: to make well-read sense of the world. We believe that books remain at the core of what educates and inspires us, and can be used to help us better grasp the world in which we live.

 

Whether the headlines of tomorrow are consumed by a financial crisis, a blockbusting movie, a scientific breakthrough, or an election, there are books steeped in those subjects to further your understanding of it all.

 

We want to bring those books to you, through essays, interviews, recommendations, opinion pieces, writing advice, and more. At Signature, you can expect to find provocative, thoughtful, well-informed original pieces by authors, journalists, experts, and lifelong readers.

 

Signature was founded in 2015 by Penguin Random House.

Our Team

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Kristin Fritz, head of content at Signature, is an editor living in New York City. Most days she can be found out for a run, in downward dog, or at her desk at Penguin Random House.

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Meghan McCullough is an avid reader of all things fiction and Netflix-binger of all things. She lives in New York City with her teacup Pomeranian, Roxy, and can be found putting her English degree to use at Penguin Random House. Meghan is the voice of Signature on Twitter and Facebook, as well as one of Signature's editors.

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Lorraine Berry writes for The Guardian, LitHub, and other outlets. When she's not reading, writing, or eating gelato, she's walking on the beach. She is a true blue Manchester City fan. Follow her @BerryFLW.

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Tom Blunt has been a producer and host of numerous entertainments in New York City, including a film-inspired variety show called "Meet The Lady" for the 92nd Street Y. He has written for sites such as The Awl and New York Magazine; his crackpot cinematic theories have been cited in The Guardian and IFC News.

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A journalist once upon a time, Shannon Bowen now produces commercials, promos and music videos. Still, she just can’t stop putting pen to paper. When not creating cool stuff, she’s reading, practicing yoga, listening to public radio, and spoiling her dog, Fred.

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Nathan Gelgud is an illustrator who lives in Los Angeles. Clients include Paris Review, Grantland, Nike, Penguin Random House, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

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Ashley Morton currently lives in New York City surrounded by books, movies, and her cat Camilla’s toys. She studied literature and theatre at Sarah Lawrence College and St. John's College and film history at NYU.

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Tony Phillips is a freelance journalist who lives between Manhattan and Fort Lauderdale. After completing a prestigious Goldring Fellowship at Syracuse's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications in 2009, he returned to the city to publish his controversial “Jersey Shore” cover story in The Village Voice. He recently wrote several features for Out Magazine including a profile of French art house crossover Francois Sagat shot by photographer Terry Richardson. Tony is currently finishing his second book.

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Scott Porch writes about American history, new media and popular culture. He has written for The Atlantic, The Daily Beast, Los Angeles Review of Books, New York Times, Politico Magazine, Salon and Wired.

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Dianca London Potts earned her MFA in fiction from The New School. She is a Kimbilio Fiction Fellow, a VONA Voices alumna, and the online editor of Well-Read Black Girl. Her words have been featured in Lenny Letter, The Village Voice, VIce, and elsewhere. Her memoir, Planning for the Apocalypse, is forthcoming from 37 Ink. She currently works and resides in Brooklyn.

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Keith Rice is a West Virginia native and a freelance writer currently residing in New York City with his lovely, if oft-exasperated, wife and two cats. When not writing about movies, Keith fosters an enthusiastic appreciation for beer and scotch, collects comics, and most importantly is an avid reader and movie lover. You can find more of Keith’s writing on his blog, The Bearded Scribbler.

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A former labor organizer, Lisa Rosman has reviewed film for such outlets as Time Out New York, Salon, Us Magazine, Flavorwire, LA Weekly, RogerEbert.com, and CBS News. She appears weekly on the NY1 film review show Talking Pictures and writes on film, feminism, and eavesdropping for SignsandSirens.com. Most notably, she once served as an assistant for Elmo on Sesame Street.

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Matt Staggs is a features writer and essayist. His work appears regularly at biographile.com, suvudu.com, and other web publications. In his spare time, he reads, studies Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and plays a variety of hobby games.

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Jennie Yabroff writes fiction and nonfiction from New York. A former arts writer for Newsweek magazine, she has also written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, the New York Observer, and Town and Country. Her first novel, If You Were Here, is out now. Visit her at jennieyabroff.com.