Mark Chait began his editorial career at Hyperion Books. As an up-and-coming editor there, he worked closely with the late Mike Wallace on the iconic newsman’s memoir. He also edited Bob Hope’s last book, Laila Ali’s memoir, and many others.
As a senior editor at Penguin, he published numerous New York Times bestsellers, managed a successful line of military nonfiction, and contributed heavily to a thriving Latino imprint. He worked on books with famous athletes (Sean Payton, Victor Cruz), broadcasters (Soledad O’Brien), government figures and politicians (Sen. Robert Menendez, Colombian president Alvaro Uribe), and more.
As an executive editor at HarperCollins, he continued to publish books by a wide range of personalities and celebrities, including Jerry Rice, Bob Saget, the rapper Scarface, Brittney Griner, and many others.
Currently, Mark is the Principal Book Creative at Book In A Box, and the Head Outliner for Lioncrest.
He lives in Brooklyn, and is on the organizing committee for the Brooklyn Book Festival, where he has put together high-profile panels and commissioned such distinguished authors and personalities as Charlayne Hunter-Gault, John Leguizamo, and Toure.