About Will Schwalbe
Will Schwalbe is the author of the New York Times bestseller The End of Your Life Book Club (Knopf, October 2012). This moving memoir about a mother-son book club earned an “A” from Entertainment Weekly and is an Indie Next pick and one of Amazon’s Top Ten books of 2012. He is also the coauthor with David Shipley of the acclaimed book Send: The Essential Guide to Email for Office and Home (Knopf 2007), which was a national bestseller and was shortlisted for the Quill Award for the best business book of the year, and Send: Why People Email So Badly and How to Do It Better (Revised Edition, Knopf 2008).
Will is the founder and CEO of www.cookstr.com, a new site dedicated to featuring recipes from many of the best chefs and cookbook authors in the world. Until recently, he was senior vice president and editor in chief of Hyperion Books, a division of the Walt Disney Company. Authors he worked with at Hyperion include David Halberstam, Mitch Albom, Jamie Oliver, Linda Greenlaw, Mike Wallace, Bob Newhart, Marshall Goldsmith, and Chris Anderson. Previously he was a journalist, writing articles and reviews for such publications as The New York Times, the South China Morning Post, Insight for Asian Investors, Ms. Magazine, and Business Traveller Asia. He is on the board of governors of Yale University Press, the Asian American Writers Workshop, and the Kingsborough Community College Foundation. He has appeared several times on National Public Radio, and on Today, Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning, The Colbert Report, CNBC’s Power Lunch, and BBC’s The Money Programme, and been quoted in publications around the world. Will has spoken about email with David Shipley and alone at the U.S. Treasury Department, the Mayo Clinic, Wharton, Seton Hall, Ernst & Young, the Delaware State Department of Health and Human Services, the Southeast Asian Refugees Action Committee, the Non-Profit Coordinating Council of New York, Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher, and Scholastic Books, among other companies and organizations. He lives in New York City.