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UNSUITABLE #14: Shawn Nicholls


Jan 25 2017


6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Forum for Scholars and Publics

011 Old Chemistry Building, Duke's West Campus Quad

Unsuitable series

UNSUITABLE #14, Marketing Fiction in the Digital Age

A Conversation with Shawn Nicholls

Shawn Nicholls is an Associate Publisher at HarperCollins, overseeing the sales and marketing aspects of the mass market and e-original divisions with a strong emphasis on romance. A 2002 Duke graduate with economics and English degrees, Shawn originally ventured to New York City to parlay a successful career at The Chronicle into a full-time gig as a sportswriter, eventually landing at Sports Illustrated. After many years as a road warrior he turned to his longtime obsession with books, landing at Random House before eventually finding a home at HarperCollins. He’s been a mainstay on the romance circuit ever since.

All UNSUITABLE events are free and open to the public. UNSUITABLE is an events series that engages students and members of the Durham community in a discussion of women’s interests and popular fiction. It is run in conjunction with “The Romance Novel” course at Duke University and is co-sponsored by Duke’s Forum for Scholars and Publics, the History Department, Kenan Institute for Ethics, the Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, #Artstigators, and the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute. This is Duke DEMAN event.

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