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Today in Books

Book Riot, Rebecca Schinsky, Jeff O'Neal, S. Zainab Williams

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The writers behind this newsletter.

  • Book Riot

    Book Riot is the largest independent editorial book site in North America, and home to a host of media, from podcasts to newsletters to original content, all designed around diverse readers and across all genres.

  • Rebecca Schinsky

    Chief of Staff at Book Riot and co-host of The Book Riot Podcast, Rebecca has worked on the bookish internet since 2008 developing communities and products for book lovers.

  • Jeff O'Neal

    CEO & co-founder of

  • S. Zainab Williams

    S. Zainab Williams is Book Riot Executive Director of Content. She co-hosts the SFF Yeah! podcast, is a member of PEN America’s Literary Awards Committee, and co-edited Fit for the Gods: Greek Mythology Reimagined with Jenn Northington.

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