Alessandra Bastagli (she/her/hers)
Alessandra has worked in publishing for 20 years, both as a book editor and as an online news editor, most recently as Editorial Director at Nation Books (now Bold Type) and Executive Editor at Dey Street. Over the years, she has worked with journalists including Even C. Hill, Azmat Khan, Jason Leopold, Alia Malek, Dani McClain, P. E. Moskowitz, and Gary Younge; academics, activists, and public thinkers like Juan Cole, Ibram X. Kendi, Darnell Moore, and Mychal Denzel Smith; and political figures such as Rep. Ilhan Omar, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and Yanis Varoufakis. She is also the published translator, from the German, of Jurek Becker, and from the Italian, of Primo Levi. She is looking to acquire books in all categories (and books that defy categorization) that align with Astra House’s mission statement.