Deb Futter is the Senior Vice President and Co-Publisher of Celadon Books, a division of Macmillan Publishers. Prior to this role, she was the Publisher of Twelve and Vice President and Editor-in-Chief of Grand Central Publishing, where she acquired and edited numerous bestselling and acclaimed books including BEFORE THE FALL by Noah Hawley, INNOCENT, IDENTICAL and TESTIMONY by Scott Turow, SERIOUSLY, I’M KIDDING by Ellen DeGeneres, A NATURAL WOMAN by Carole King, AN OBJECT OF BEAUTY by Steve Martin, SPOONER by Pete Dexter, YOU SHOULD HAVE KNOWN by Jean Hanff Korelitz, PACHINKO by Min Jin Lee, and THE EXCELLENT LOMBARDS by Jane Hamilton.
Among the books she acquired for the Twelve list are LIVING WITH A WILD GOD by Barbara Ehrenreich, DRINKING IN AMERICA by Susan Cheever, LET’S BE LESS STUPID by Patricia Marx, and TWENTY-SIX SECONDS by Alexandra Zapruder.
Deb joined Grand Central in 2007, after spending 25 years at various imprints at Random House. Some of the authors she edited there include Peggy Orenstein, Jonathan Dee, Katie Couric, Jennifer Finley Boylan, Patrick McGrath, and Deborah Tannen, among many others.
She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and Columbia University’s Writing Program, where she received an MFA and was a recipient of the Tony Godwin Publishing Award.