Jonathan Galassi is an American publishing an editor in the trade division of Houghton Mifflin Company in 1973. He was a senior editor at Random House from 1981 to 1986, when he joined Farrar, Straus and Giroux as vice-president and executive editor. He was named editor-in-chief of FSG in 1988, executive vice-president in 1993, publisher in 1999, and president of the firm in January 2002.
Galassi has published two books of poems: “Morning Run” (1988) and “North Street” (2000). He has also translated several volumes of the work of the Italian poet Eugenio Montale.
Galassi is honorary chairman of the Academy of American Poets, which he served as president from 1994 to 1999 and chairman from 1999 to 2002. He is currently a member of the board of overseers of the California Institute of the Arts.