Jason Epstein is an American publisher and editor whose work has transformed the publishing industry. He worked as an editorial director at Random House for forty years. During that time he has edited may well-known novelists, including Norman Mailer, Vladimir Nabokov, E. L. Doctorow, Philip Roth and Gore Vidal. In 1952, while an editor for Doubleday, he created Anchor Books, the first publisher of the now ubiquitous trade paperback format. He is also a co-founder of both *The New York Review of Books* and Library of America.