Nina Nocciolino

Publicity Director

Nina Nocciolino joined the Cave Henricks team in December 2017 after seven years publicizing books at Harvard Business Review Press.

She graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Journalism from Northeastern University, pivoting to publishing a few years post-graduation. After completing New York University’s well-known and well-regarded Summer Publishing Course, Nina went on to earn an MS in Publishing from New York University.

Nina has spent a decade in the publishing industry, working previously at Penguin’s Young Readers division, promoting many of her beloved childhood favorites—Spot, Peter Rabbit, The Little Engine That Could, and Mad Libs.

She joined Harvard Business Review Press in 2010, working with a number of prestigious authors and books, including John Mackey and Raj Sisodia, Conscious Capitalism; Joan C. Williams, White Working Class; Stewart D. Friedman, Leading the Life You Want; Heidi Grant, No One Understands You and What to Do About It; Herminia Ibarra, Act Like a Leader; Michael Watkins, The First 90 Days; and Vijay Govindarajan, The Three Box Solution, among many others. Nina has repeatedly landed top-tier national coverage for her authors in outlets such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Financial Times, The Washington Post, Bloomberg, Fast Company, CBS This Morning, and NPR.

An author Nina once worked with said that to figure out what you should be doing with your career, you should give yourself the “newspaper test.” Or rather, when you pick up the Sunday paper, look to which section you pick up first. For her, it was the Book Review. “It’s always been about books for me.”.

Q&A with Nina

What is your favorite part of the job?
I love working with authors. Being exposed to new ideas, and the people behind them has always been my favorite part of this job. I’ve worked with so many different kinds of authors, and love getting to know who they are, understanding what’s important to them, and helping them get their idea out into the world. I feel very lucky to have long lasting relationships with so many wonderful authors.

When/where are you most in your element?
Spending time outside together with family and lifelong friends—on a lake, in the country or at the beach—with our kids, and our parents, reliving old memories and creating new ones. Those really are my favorite times.

Favorite book or author?
It’s an eclectic mix: Kate DiCamillo, Frank McCourt, Lauren Groff, Jennifer Egan, Sloane Crosley, and David Sedaris.

What is the one thing you couldn’t live without?
Laughter. Especially from my husband and my son. It makes the world brighter.