Book Editors Alliance
Specialties: Fiction, including first novels, historical fiction, and mysteries; biographies and autobiographies, history, theatre, hobbies, and gay issues.
Nancy Nicholas has worked at three book publishers and three magazines in a variety of roles. In eighteen years at Knopf, she worked on literary and popular fiction, serious nonfiction, and translations, working with authors including the novelist Patrick Modiano, winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature. At Simon & Schuster, she edited fiction and nonfiction by a number of celebrities, including Joan Collins, Marlene Dietrich's daughter Maria Riva, Jerry Falwell, Jesse Jackson, Shirley Conran, and Shelley Winters. At Doubleday, she worked on the revised Amy Vanderbilt etiquette book. She was also a senior editor at Vogue, Mirabella, and Connoisseur magazines.
Since becoming a freelancer, Nicholas has handled projects for many publishers, from editing Nick Malgieri's baking books and Michael Lee West's "Crazy Lady" Southern fiction to riding herd on the project that became Bill Gates's The Road Ahead and writing Cooking for Madam with Marta Sgubin, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis's cook.