Mark Tavani was born in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, and grew up in the suburbs
of Philadelphia. After working briefly at a beer distributor in Pittsburgh
and as a forestry aid in New Mexico, he coaxed from the University of
Pittsburgh a degree in creative writing. In 2000, he joined the Random House
Publishing Group, where he is now a Senior Editor.
His varied interests have led him to acquire thrillers, literary novels,
sports and true crime nonfiction, and a book about a 5-foot, 9-inch
journalist who becomes a sumo wrestler. The list of authors he has worked
with includes bestsellers Steve Berry, Katherine Neville, Charlie Huston,
Barry Eisler, R.L. Stine, and Mike Greenberg, and award winners Justin
Cronin, George Dohrmann, David Corbett, and Alex Berenson.
Mark lives in Brooklyn with his wife and in his spare time enjoys traveling,
cheering with great gusto if little common sense for Philadelphia’s major
sports teams, and deftly avoiding mastery of the Spanish language.