Matt Weiland is a vice president and senior editor at W.W. Norton & Company, the independent and employee-owned publisher in New York. Recent books he has edited include the New York Times bestsellers Between You & Me by New Yorker copyeditor Mary Norris, Boy on Ice by Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter John Branch, and Capital by the novelist John Lanchester, as well as critically acclaimed books by Blake Bailey, Stephin Merritt & Roz Chast, Tim Parks, and the cartoon journalist Joe Sacco.

   Weiland has previously worked as an editor at Ecco, Granta Books, The New Press, and Columbia University Press, as well as at Granta, The Paris Review, and The Baffler. He has served as project director for American RadioWorks, the documentary radio unit of NPR and Minnesota Public Radio, and he and Eugenia Bell founded Bell & Weiland Books to publish Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Mike Wallace’s A New Deal for New York in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.

   Weiland is the co-editor of three bestselling books. State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America (2008), co-edited with Sean Wilsey, was inspired by the WPA State Guide series of the 1930s and featured original pieces on all 50 states by 50 leading writers; The Thinking Fan’s Guide to the World Cup (2006), also co-edited with Sean Wilsey, featured original pieces on the 32 nations participating in the World Cup by 32 leading writers; and Commodify Your Dissent: The Business of Culture in the New Gilded Age (1997), co-edited with Thomas Frank, was the first anthology from the literary magazine The Baffler.

  Weiland’s essays and reviews have appeared in the New York Times Book Review, the Washington Post, New York Magazine, Bookforum, Slate, The New Republic, and The Nation. He wrote the introduction to two NYRB Classics reissues: George R. Stewart’s Names on the Land, a narrative account of how pretty much everything in America got its name; and Ronald Blythe’s Akenfield, his classic portrait of an English village.

   Weiland is a member of the National Book Critics Circle and the Visiting Committee for Literary and Historical Manuscripts of the Morgan Library & Museum. He has taught fiction and nonfiction workshops at the CUNY Writers Institute, the Bennington Writing Seminars, the Bread Loaf/Orion Writers Conference, and the NYU Department of Journalism’s Program in Literary Reportage. He is the captain of the U.S. Writers World Cup soccer team (which has yet to play a game).

   Originally from Minneapolis, he lives in Brooklyn with his wife and son.