Randi Kramer is an assistant editor at Celadon Books. Previously, she was an executive assistant to Macmillan’s President and COO. Randi graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, where she studied English with a concentration in creative writing and minored in Spanish Language.
While at Penn, Randi was an editor for 34th Street Magazine, Penn’s weekly arts and culture installment of The Daily Pennsylvanian. There she developed a love for editing, grammar, and boundary-pushing journalism with irreverent writing.
Randi is interested in character-driven, big-hearted fiction with upmarket, smart commercial writing. Her weaknesses are complex families, characters she wants to befriend, and stories that make her appreciate the world we live in, while still hoping for more from it.
In fiction and non-fiction, a book that reveals something unexpected about humanity under the guise of a fun, rollicking story—that’s book magic for Randi. She is eager to champion books from underrepresented voices and perspectives, with an eye towards celebrating inclusion and broadening the cultural conversation.
For non-fiction, it’s all about the storytelling. Randi enjoys accessible, voice-driven writing that doesn’t take itself too seriously. She likes to feel curious and loves to learn through personal narrative. Bonus points for food writing that makes her hungry.
When not reading submissions for Celadon, you can find Randi seeking out new restaurants, brainstorming names for her future dog, or dreaming up her next travel destination. She lives in New York City.
A few non-Celadon books Randi loves: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett, Here for It by R. Eric Thomas, Beach Read by Emily Henry, Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston, Quiet by Susan Cain, Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Maid by Stephanie Land, Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan, Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid, Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple, and Cork Dork by Bianca Bosker.