The Author

Portrait of Will Schwalbe
Will Schwalbe

Will Schwalbe

Will Schwalbe is the author of the New York Times bestseller The End of Your Life Book Club (Knopf, October 2012). This moving memoir about a mother-son book club earned an “A” from Entertainment Weekly and is an Indie Next pick and one of Amazon’s Top Ten books of 2012. He is also the coauthor with David Shipley of the acclaimed book Send: The Essential Guide to Email for Office and Home (Knopf 2007), which was a national bestseller and was shortlisted for the Quill Award for the best business book of the year, and Send: Why People Email So Badly and How to Do It Better (Revised Edition, Knopf 2008).

Will is the founder and CEO of, a new site dedicated to featuring recipes from many of the best chefs and cookbook authors in the world. Until recently, he was senior vice president and editor in chief of Hyperion Books. Previously he was a journalist, writing articles and reviews for such publications as The New York Times, the South China Morning Post, Insight for Asian Investors, Ms. Magazine, and Business Traveler Asia. He is on the board of governors of Yale University Press, the Asian American Writers Workshop, and the Kingsborough Community College Foundation. He has appeared several times on National Public Radio, and on Today, Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning, The Colbert Report, CNBC’s Power Lunch, and BBC’s The Money Programme, and been quoted in publications around the world. He lives in New York City.


Learn more about Will and The End of Your Life Bookclub in these interviews with local media organizations: