Publishing NOW presents
Young Adult Publishing
with Peter Knapp, Crystal Maldonado, and Stephanie Stein
April 3, 2023, 5:00pm
Live • Online • Registration required
Peter Knapp (partner and agent, Park & Fine), Crystal Maldonado (author and UConn alum), and Stephanie Stein (Senior Editor, HarperCollins), answer your questions and demystify the world of young adult publishing. 2022–23 UCHI/CLAS Undergraduate Humanities Research Fellow Rylee Thomas will moderate the discussion.
Peter Knapp is a partner and literary agent at Park & Fine Literary and Media, where he oversees the children’s and young adult fiction department. His clients include the New York Times bestselling authors Soman Chainani, Ayana Gray, Adalyn Grace, Rachel Griffin, Shelby Mahurin, Ginny Myers Sain, and Amélie Wen Zhao, and award winners and critically acclaimed authors such as Emily Bain Murphy, Julia Drake, Ryan La Sala, and Kate O’Shaughnessy. Peter first began his foray into publishing while interning in the book-to-film departments of several film studios and production companies, including New Line Cinema and Overture Films. Upon graduating, he began work as a story editor at Floren Shieh Productions, a literary scouting agency that consulted on film and TV adaptations for Los Angeles-based studios and production companies. He joined Park & Fine, then the Park Literary Group, in 2011. Peter is a graduate of New York University, and now lives in Brooklyn with his husband.
Crystal Maldonado is a young adult author with a lot of feelings. Her debut novel, Fat Chance, Charlie Vega, is a 2021 New England Book Award winner, a Cosmopolitan Best New Book, and a POPSUGAR Best New YA Novel. Her newest novel, No Filter and Other Lies, explores teenage life in the social media age—and the lies we tell to ourselves and others.
Stephanie Stein is a senior editor at HarperCollins Children’s Books, where she acquires middle grade and YA fiction and graphic novels for the Harper and HarperTeen imprints. In her eleven years at Harper, she has worked with critically acclaimed, bestselling, and award-winning authors including Rena Barron, Kiera Cass, Femi Fadugba, Cynthia Hand, Michael Leali, Mark Oshiro, Ava Reid, Misa Sugiura, and Shveta Thakrar. She is also the lead editor of the #1 New York Times bestselling Warriors series by Erin Hunter.
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