Alessandra Bastagli
Alessandra Bastagli
Alessandra Bastagli has worked in publishing for over two decades, both as a book editor and as an online features editor, at independent publishers including W.W. Norton & Co. and Nation Books (now Bold Type) as well as big five imprints Free Press and Dey Street. Some of the journalists she has worked with over the years include Vanessa Bee, Michelle Goldberg, Alia Malek, Dave Philipps, Sasha Polakow-Suransky, Nomi Prins, Jeremy Scahill, and Gary Younge. She has also published academics, activists and public commentators including Juan Cole, William Deresiewicz, Ibram X. Kendi, Darnell Moore, John Nichols, Rep. Ilhan Omar, Nomi Prins, and Mychal Denzel Smith. Most recently, as Editorial Director at Astra House, Alessandra published Italian-Cuban antifascist novelist Alba de Céspedes’ FORBIDDEN NOTEBOOK, abolitionist and lawyer Derecka Purnell’s BECOMING ABOLITIONISTS, prof. Kohei Saito’s international bestseller SLOW DOWN, and Economist book of the year Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah’s THE SEX LIVES OF AFRICAN WOMEN. She is also fluent in Italian and German and is the published translator, from German, of Jurek Becker, and from Italian, of Primo Levi.
Executive Editor
Nicholas Ciani joined One Signal Publishers in July 2019. Prior to joining One Signal he worked at The New Yorker, Macmillan, and at Vigliano Associates where he represented and helped develop projects in fiction and nonfiction.

His list includes Kim Kelly’s American labor movement history Fight Like Hell, a New Yorker Best Book of 2022; Kathleen McLaughlin’s Blood Money, which Kirkus called “a disturbing, painful story that smoothly combines the personal and the universal” (starred review); 2021 Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee Jena Friedman’s essay collection Not Funny; former spokesperson to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Iuliia Mendel’s The Fight of Our Lives, and social justice leader Tamika D. Mallory’s State of Emergency, a Kirkus Reviews 2021 Best Nonfiction Book of the Year.

Nick was a 2020 Publishers Weekly Star Watch nominee. As an agent, he sold novelist Max Gross’s 2020 National Jewish Book Award winner The Lost Shtetl. He has bylines at and The Harvard Crimson, where he was a Senior Editor and reporter.
Abby Mohr
Abby Mohr
Assistant Editor
Abby Mohr joined One Signal Publishers in 2022. Prior to assisting Julia Cheiffetz, she worked at Basic Books and W.W. Norton and provided editorial assistance on books including Joanna Scutts's Hotbed, a group biography of "Heterodoxy," the secret feminist club started in 1912 in bohemian Greenwich Village; and Grace Lavery's Please Miss, an experimental memoir of her transition. A graduate of Wake Forest University where she studied English, sociology, and film, she loves narrative nonfiction that brings untold stories to light in a compelling and creative way, giving fresh perspectives on big ideas in pop culture, politics, and feminism. Raised just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Abby lives in Manhattan, but remains a loyal Phillies fan.
Joanna Pinsker
Deputy Director of Publicity
Joanna Pinsker has worked in book publicity for twenty years at many of the major publishing houses, including Random House, Basic Books, HarperCollins, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, with a focus on serious nonfiction, primarily history, politics, current events, narrative nonfiction, and biography. Some of the authors she has worked with over the years include JD Vance, Megyn Kelly, Michael Korda, Bill Bryson, Niall Ferguson, former senator Scott Brown, Liza Mundy, Douglas Brinkley, Harold Holzer, Ralph Nader, Margaret Drabble, George Will, Donna Brazile, and David Lehman. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, going to museums, watching the Yankees, and of course, reading!
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