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Kate Napolitano is a senior editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. She started her publishing career at the Plume imprint of Penguin Random House in 2009, later joining Blue Rider Press. During her time at Penguin Random House, she acquired and edited a broad range of fiction and non-fiction, specializing in humor, pop culture, memoir, and narrative non-fiction. Her authors include New York Times bestselling author Mamrie Hart (YOU DESERVE A DRINK), New York Times bestselling web-comic artist Reza Farazmand of “Poorly Drawn Lines,” the prolific rapper Lil Wayne, blogger Alida Nugent of “The Frenemy,” BuzzFeed columnist Anne Helen Petersen (TOO FAT TOO SLUTTY, TOO LOUD), comedian and actress Phoebe Robinson (of the New York Times bestselling YOU CAN'T TOUCH MY HAIR), and musician/poet George Watsky (of the New York Times bestselling HOW TO RUIN EVERYTHING). Kate aims to publish books that entertain and inform, and is particularly interested in working with authors who can contribute to and shape our cultural conversation about gender, race, and class in an accessible way. In fall 2016, Kate was honored as a Publishers Weekly Star Watch nominee amongst 40 other up-and-comers in the publishing industry.