Jon Meacham joining Random House

Former Newsweek editor leaves the magazine world to publish nonfiction books

Published October 20, 2010 5:48PM (EDT)

Pulitzer Prize winning biographer and former Newsweek editor Jon Meacham will soon be working for the Random House Publishing Group.

Random House announced Wednesday that, effective Jan. 3, Meacham will "acquire and edit a select number of nonfiction titles each year."

Meacham's biography of Andrew Jackson, "American Lion," was released by Random House in 2008 and won a Pulitzer.

The 41-year-old Meacham was editor of Newsweek from 2006 until last summer. His other books include "Franklin and Winston" and "American Gospel."

Random House recently hired another popular author-editor, Ruch Reichl, formerly of Gourmet magazine.

By Associated Press

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