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Penguin Press was founded in 2003 by Ann Godoff and launched its debut list in the Winter of 2004. Dedicated to publishing quality nonfiction and literary fiction, it has published numerous New York Times and national bestsellers, including five Pulitzer Prize winners: Steve Coll’s Ghost Wars, in 2005 for General Nonfiction; Liaquat Ahamed’s Lords of Finance, in 2010 for History; Ron Chernow’s Washington, in 2011 for Biography; John Lewis Gaddis’s George F. Kennan, in 2012 for Biography and William Finnegan’s Barbarian Daysin 2016 for Autobiography.  Books from Penguin Press have also earned prestigious prizes and citations such as the National Book Award, James Beard Award, the Orange Prize, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Man Asian Prize, the Mark Lynton History Prize, the Arthur Ross Book Award, the Sidney Hillman Foundation Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Financial Times Goldman Sachs Business Book Award.

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Ann Godoff

Ann Godoff

President and Editor-in-Chief

Ann Godoff is President and Editor-in-Chief of Penguin Press, which she founded in 2003. She has had a distinguished and singular career in book publishing, editing and publishing many award-winning and bestselling works of fiction and nonfiction. She first joined the editorial department of Simon & Schuster in 1980, and in 1987 became  Senior Editor at Atlantic Monthly Press; in two years she became Editor-in-Chief. In 1991, Ms. Godoff was appointed Executive Editor at Random House, where she would eventually be named Vice President and Editorial Director. In 1997 she became President, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of the Random House Trade Publishing Group and Executive Vice President of Random House, Inc.

Scott Moyers

Scott Moyers

Vice President and Publisher

Scott Moyers is Vice President and Publisher of Penguin Press. He began his career in Doubleday’s editorial department, where he worked from 1991 to 1995 before moving to Scribner as Associate Editor. In 1998, Mr. Moyers joined Ann Godoff at Random House, where he rose to the position of Senior Editor. Mr. Moyers then joined Ms. Godoff for the founding of Penguin Press in 2003. Four years later, Mr. Moyers was appointed Director of the New York office of the Wylie Agency; he returned to Penguin Press in 2011 as Publisher.

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November 4, 2015

The New York Public Library this week announced its 2015 Library Lion honorees, including Penguin Press author and artist Maira Kalman.  Her new book, Beloved Dog, went on sale last week and continues to garner widespread attention and praise.  Last weekend, The Wall Street Journal published an insightful feature,  A Week in the Life of Maira […]

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October 28, 2015

Maira Kalman’s  Beloved Dog went on sale from Penguin Press on Tuesday (10/27) and dog lovers everywhere are delighted.She gives voice to the dogs she adores, noting that they are constant reminders that life reveals the best of itself when we live fully in the moment and extend unconditional love.  Maira’s style is instantly recognizable – […]

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October 14, 2015

A wonderful article by Ed Park, Executive Editor at Penguin Press, is featured in the October 19 edition of The New Yorker.  Titled “Sorry Not Sorry: Reading Dalkey Archive Press’s Library of Korean Literature,”  Park’s piece looks at South Korea’s ever-evolving society from a literary perspective.  Park’s parents are Korean immigrants and he brings fresh […]

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