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Publisher of ’Fire and Fury, Stephen Rubin, names successor

October 3, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher of such blockbusters as “Fire and Fury” and “The Da Vinci Code” has made plans for a successor.

Stephen Rubin will leave his position as president and publisher of Henry Holt and Company next May. He announced his decision Wednesday in a company memo shared with The Associated Press. Rubin, 76, has chosen Ben Schrank to replace him. Schrank currently oversees the Razorbill imprint at Penguin Random House. Razorbill publishes young adult and middle grade books.

Rubin, who will remain with Holt as chairman and continue to work with some authors, said he thought the company needed “a fresh pair of eyes.” Authors he has worked with, at Holt and with previous publishers, range from John Grisham to Dan Brown to “Fire and Fury” writer Michael Wolff.

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