Update: An earlier version of this post had Harrison as vice president and editor-in-chief of “Scribner” and not the Scribner imprint within the Scribner Group, one of Simon & Schuster’s four publishing divisions. We regret the error.
Colin Harrison has been promoted to vice president and editor-in-chief of the Scribner imprint within the Scribner Group, one of Simon & Schuster’s four publishing divisions, filling the vacancy left by his current boss Nan Graham, who is now senior vice president and publisher of the Scribner imprint. Scribner was named as one of the four publishing divisions at Simon & Schuster in Oct. 2012 when the company was reorganized to streamline operations.
In an announcement of the move, Graham praised Harrison for acquiring for Simon & Schuster Anthony Swofford’s Jarhead, Carol Sklenicka’s Raymond Carver, Sam Gwynne’s “unstoppable, Pulitzer Prize finalist” Empire of the Summer Moon, Doug Stanton’s Horse Soldiers and several more.
Harrison has been at Simon & Schuster for 11 years and was the deputy editor of Harper’s Magazine for a decade before that.