Lesley Rains

I joined the University of Pittsburgh Press after a decade in bookselling. I have always admired the Press, both as a reader and as a bookseller, and I am thrilled to be able to help share their books and authors with the world. In my spare time, I am an avid reader, beginner gardener, and cocktail experimenter. My favorite book I have read recently is Salka Valka, a 1930s Icelandic feminist epic by Halldor Laxness and my favorite cocktail is a strong Manhattan.