Lynn Goldberg has made it her life’s work to represent the best authors writing today, and to bring their books to the attention of the public. She founded Goldberg McDuffie Communications in 1981 with this mission in mind; the firm now has business, digital, consulting, and young readers divisions as well as its core work with books for general audiences. Ms. Goldberg has been profiled by Publishers Weekly and PRWeek and interviewed on “The Today Show”, “NBC Nightly News”, and Public Radio International’s “Marketplace”. The New York Observer deemed her “the Brigadier General of big-book publicity,” and her innovative public relations campaigns have been cited by the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, The Economist, and The New Yorker.
Ms. Goldberg served for twenty-five years as a member of the board of Poets & Writers and has also served on the executive board of PEN American Center. She has also served on the advisory boards of The New York Public Library, The New School’s MFA program in creative writing and on the Council for Literacy for Literacy Partners, and currently serves on the board of The Jerusalem International Book Fair.
Before starting her business, Ms. Goldberg was director of publicity for Farrar, Straus & Giroux, for Pantheon Books, and publicity manager of Random House. She was a teacher of African-American studies in the New York City Public High Schools and her interest in education continues. She lives with her husband and springer spaniel in New York City.