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Amber Qureshi

AMBER QURESHI is a Senior Editor at Free Press acquiring literary fiction, works-in-translation, and narrative, progressive nonfiction. She was a 2007 Editorial Fellow at the Jerusalem Book Fair, represented Free Press at the Frankfurt Book Fair, 2007, and has taught at writers' conferences at the New School in New York City and in Asheville, North Carolina. She acquired and edited The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga, winner of the Man Booker Prize 2008; her first acquisition for Free Press, Heart Like Water by Joshua Clark, was nominated for a 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award. Before coming to Free Press, she was an editor at Picador, where she acquired rights to books including the Orange and Whitbread award-winning novel Small Island by Andrea Levy, the NBCC award-winning Voices from Chernobyl, The Seas by Samantha Hunt and three books by acclaimed Japanese writer Yoko Ogawa. She worked in Editorial at Alfred A. Knopf for several years; before that, she worked at a translation house in Tokyo, also for a number of years. Fluent in French and Japanese, she studied pure mathematics/algebraic topology as an undergraduate and as a Monbusho Scholar in the Graduate School of Chiba University, Japan.

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