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Pantheon publisher axed as recession hits book industry

Pantheon Books

Pantheon Books

Janice Goldklang, publisher of Pantheon Books, has been laid off as part of the massive restructuring of Random House announced last month.

Goldklang had worked for the Knopf imprint for 25 years.

Pantheon publishes such notable graphic novels as Art Spiegelman’s Maus, Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, Chris Ware’s Jimmy Corrigan, Joann Sfar’s The Rabbi’s Cat, Charles Burns’ Black Hole and David B.’s Epileptic.

The New York Observer reports that more layoffs are expected in the next three weeks at Crown, Knopf and the flagship Random House Publishing Group.



Only the beginning. Many will go back to the small publisher with less lofty commisions.

[…] In the wake of the layoff last week of Pantheon Books Publisher Janice Goldklang, Pat Johnson has been named executive vice president, […]

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