Astra House is dedicated to publishing authors across genres and from around the world. We value works that are authentic, ask new questions, present counter-narratives and original thinking, challenge our assumptions, and broaden and deepen our understanding of the world. Our mission is to advocate for authors who experience their subject deeply and personally, and who have a strong point of view; writers who represent multifaceted expressions of intellectual thought and personal experience, and who can introduce readers to new perspectives about their everyday lives as well as the lives of others.

Meet the Team

Benjamin Schrank
Ben Schrank (he/him/his)
COO & Publisher
Allessandra Bastagli
Alessandra Bastagli (she/her/hers)
Editorial Director
Rachel Small
Rachael Small (she/her/hers)
Publicity Director
Danny Vazquez
Danny Vazquez (he/him/his)
Tiffany Gonzalez (she/her/hers)
Marketing and Publicity Coordinator
Olivia Dontsov
Olivia Dontsov (she/her/hers)
Managing Editorial Assistant
Rona Harb, Astra Publishing House
Rola Harb (she/her/hers)
Editorial Assistant

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Astra House books are distributed by Penguin Random House.

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