Elda Rotor

Podcast, Publishing

Elda Rotor is the Vice President and Publisher of Penguin Classics at Penguin Random House in New York. She oversees the U.S. editorial program and the works of authors including Keith Haring, Shirley Jackson, Arthur Miller, Dorothy Parker, and John Steinbeck. Roter is the editor of The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth Century American Poetry, edited by Rita Dove; The New York Times bestseller The Inaugural Address by Barack Obama; and most recently, The Art of Language Invention by David J. Peterson. Additionally, she edited, produced, and recorded the Penguin Classics app Poems by Heart, chosen by Apple as one of the Best Apps of 2013. Before working at Penguin Classics, Rotor spent thirteen years at Oxford University Press. 

Festival Years: 2012