Emily Lavelle is a freelance publicist, writer, consultant and editor with more than twelve years in the publishing industry. She spent eight years in-house (first with Random House/The Crown Publishing Group and then with PublicAffairs/Nation Books/The Economist Books) and the past three years working on a freelance basis with a variety of firms, universities, think tanks, publishing houses and authors on soup-to-nuts book campaigns.
Emily specializes in nonfiction and narrative nonfiction campaigns, and is particularly passionate about the intersection of politics, business, journalism, human rights, and behavioral economics. She is proud to have worked with thought leaders and changemakers including Joseph Stiglitz, Ralph Nader, NPR’s David Folkenflik, Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Peter Tomsen, Evgeny Morozov, John Prendergast and Don Cheadle, Nujood Ali, David Daley, Sally Kohn, Arlie Russell Hochschild, Tiya Miles, and Michael Denzel Smith.
Emily is excited by media’s changing landscape and rises to the challenge of creating creative, fresh pitches for her books and authors. She has repeatedly secured coverage for her authors in top-tier media outlets including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Financial Times, The Economist, Fortune, Fast Company, NBC, CNBC, ABC, CBS, MSNBC, Bloomberg Television, and NPR and more.