Ben Schrank is Publisher of Astra House and COO of Astra Publishing House. Ben was previously President and Publisher at Henry Holt and Company, and prior to that, he was President and Publisher of Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House. At Razorbill, Ben published many award-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling books, including the global phenomena An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir and Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. Ben is the author of novels for adults and children, and has taught writing in the MFA program at Brooklyn College. Ben plans to acquire several works of fiction each year.