Derek Reed


Executive Editor, Convergent

Executive Editor, Convergent Derek joined Penguin Random House in 2011 and has since edited a wide range of New York Times bestsellers, including Austin Channing Brown’s I’m Still Here, Jedidiah Jenkins’ To Shake the Sleeping Self, Cole Arthur Riley’s This Here Flesh, Richard Rohr’s The Universal Christ, George W. Bush’s Out of Many, One and Portraits of Courage, Scott Harrison’s Thirst, Shaka Senghor’s Writing My Wrongs, and Kevin and Melissa Fredericks’ Marriage Be Hard.

Acquiring in the categories of religion, politics, memoir, pop culture, sports, leadership, and psychology, Derek looks for authors with distinct voices, unforgettable stories, and unique ways of addressing how we live and seek meaning in a complex world.