Dave Valencia

Dave says he gives the Seattle office a much-needed testosterone boost, but we know he’s essential as an incredible project editor, not just to balance out the office hormones. Beyond his excellent managerial skills and attention to detail, he’s also just the man to ask for a book recommendation: Dave spent fifteen formative years working as a city and county librarian before jumping ship to join the Girls and work with books from a different angle. Plus, he doesn’t have to whisper anymore.

Frequently Asked

FAVORITE LITERARY CHARACTER:

Does Snoopy count?

THE BOOKS YOU RETURN TO AGAIN AND AGAIN:

Watership DownSilmarillionThe Geography of NowhereKristin Lavransdatter

FAVORITE COCKTAIL:

Hard cider

ON YOUR BEDSIDE TABLE RIGHT NOW:

My Struggle by Karl Ove Knausgaard, The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes, But What if We’re Wrong: Thinking about the Present as If It’s the Past by Chuck Klosterman

WHAT YOU WOULD DO WITH A FREE DAY ANYWHERE:

Ride my bike.

CONNECT WITH DAVE

 

Fine Print

In addition to being a librarian, Dave has been a book reviewer for Library Journal for over a decade, mostly in popular music. He completed the University of Washington Editing Certificate Program and has a master’s in library and information science to boot. He’s a die-hard bike commuter, excellent with plants, and his wry sense of humor is greatly enjoyed by his colleagues.

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