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David Groff

David Groff scouts and develops fiction and nonfiction writers for the company, provides editorial expertise to company clients, and offers editorial services to outside clients. David is a veteran book editor, creative writing professor, and published poet with more than twenty-five years experience in the publishing business. As a senior editor at Crown he acquired and edited such celebrated authors as Dave Barry, Jim Dwyer, Patrice Gaines, and Colin Harrison. As an independent editor and publishing consultant he has worked directly with authors, literary agents, and publishers. Writers whose books he edited have been published by Basic, Crown, HarperCollins, Miramax Books, William Morrow, and Wiley, among other houses, and several of his authors including Homer Hickam, Gregory Maguire, and Christopher Rice — have become New York Times bestsellers. Along with his work with Rob Weisbach Creative Management, David continues to work with his outside authors.

David has taught at the University of Iowa, New York University, and Rutgers, and has led seminars in publishing at the New School, The University of Pennsylvania, and Poets House. An award-winning writer and poet, David is the recipient of the National Poetry Series prize for his book Theory of Devolution. A graduate of Princeton and the Iowa Writers Workshop, he currently teaches creative writing in the MFA program of the City College of New York.