Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group, is dedicated to young adult and middle grade books. Razorbill publishes about 40 titles each year.
Razorbillís young adult hardcover fiction list includes Jay Asher's debut novel, Thirteen Reason Why, a perennial #1 New York Times bestseller and multiple award winner that has been published in 31 languages. Razorbill will publish Jay Asherís next novel The Future of Us, co-written with Printz Award-winner Carolyn Mackler, in November 2011. Razorbill also publishes series titles, like Richelle Meadís #1 international bestselling VAMPIRE ACADEMY series and its New York Times bestselling spinoff Bloodlines.
Razorbill's non-fiction titles include the New York Times bestsellers Classy by Derek Blasberg and The Teen Vogue Handbook: An Insider's Guide to Careers in the Fashion Industry, as well as the coffee-table book Influence by Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen.
Middle-grade titles include the SHARK WARS series, the New York Times bestseller I am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to be Your Class President by Emmy Award-winning Daily Show writer and co-executive producer Josh Lieb, and Sir Fartsalot Hunts the Booger and Zombiekins, both by Kevin Bolger. Razorbill broke new ground with Zorgamazoo, a novel-in-rhyming verse by Robert Paul Weston that Booklist named a top ten debut of 2008, calling it "a natural descendant of the works of Dr. Seuss and Roald Dahl."
Razorbill is committed to taking risks and exploring new areas. Recent titles include 50 Centís semi-autobiographical young adult novel Playground and Chopsticks, a novel told in words and pictures by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral. In November 2011, Razorbill also published its first picture book, an adaptation of the Internet sensation "Marcel the Shell," Marcel the Shell with Shoes On: Things About Me by Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp.
Look for Razorbill to continue to innovate as it publishes the very best of young adult and middle grade fiction and non-fiction.
President and Publisher
Ben Schrank joined the Penguin Group in 2006, after serving as Editorial Director of Alloy Entertainment. Mr. Schrank has been a creative writing professor in the MFA program at Brooklyn College, and has written novels for adults and teenagers.