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June 9th, 2005 · No Comments
by Booksquare

Our dear friend Edward Wyatt (no really, we have built a full and unreciprocated relationship with the poor, unsuspecting man) tells us that Jonathan Karp has unexpected resigned from Random House. To pursue other opportunities. Now in any other situation, we’d equate this with being fired, but that simply doesn’t feel right. Karp is, was, a rising star. Though we hate to suggest such a thing, it is entirely possible that Karp is, indeed, seeking new challenges.

How very strange.

Mr. Karp, who has been at Random House for 16 years, said the decision to leave was his own. “Sometimes in life you have to take risks,” he said in an interview. “One of my favorite writers, Jane Jacobs, talks about the benefits of drift in life. After 16 years, I want to do a little creative drifting. I honestly don’t know what is out there, but I’m certain there are exciting opportunities.”

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