Will Murphy is a Senior Executive Editor at Random House, where he has worked for eight years. Previously, he was a senior editor at the University of Minnesota Press, and the literary editor at the University of California Press in Berkeley.
Will has been named one of “50 Under 40,” who matter in publishing by Publishers Weekly. He has become known for editing books that matter, such as the powerful Finn by Jon Clinch and the beautiful work by Salman Rushdie, The Enchantress of Florence; as well as The Second World: Enemies and Influence in the New Global Order by Parag Khanna. Also on his list are How Success Happens by David Brooks and The Battle of the Crater by Richard Slotkin. Other authors include include Jeff Shaara, David Brooks, Bernard-Henri Levy, Philip Zimbardo, and Nassim Taleb, author of The Black Swan, which was on the New York Times Bestseller List for 16 weeks.