Viking Studio

Viking Studio


Viking Studio is best known for publishing beautifully designed illustrated books, including cookbooks, lifestyle, art, and photography.

Leading the backlist are The Secret Language of Birthdays and The Secret Language of Relationships by Gary Goldschneider. Other popular titles include Pug Shots by Jim Dratfield, I’m a Good Dog by Ken Foster, Canyon Ranch: Nourish by Scott Uehlein, Simple Chinese Cooking by Kylie Kwong, and the James Beard Award-winning What Katie Ate by Katie Quinn Davies.

Meet Viking Studio

Brian Tart

Brian Tart

President and Publisher

Brian Tart was named President and Publisher of Gotham in 2014.  He remains in his separate role as President and Publisher of Dutton, and is also President and Publisher of Avery and Viking Studio. He joined Penguin in 1998 as the Editor in Chief of Dutton and was named Publisher in 2005 and then President in 2006. He has published  #1 bestselling authors such as Ken Follett, Harlan Coben, Eckhart Tolle, Al Franken, and  Mark Owen, author of No Easy Day.  A twenty-year veteran of the publishing industry, Mr. Tart started his career as an Editorial Assistant at Bantam Books and rose to Senior Editor before leaving to join Dutton in 1998.

Megan Newman

Vice President and Editorial Director

Megan Newman is the Vice President and Editorial Director of Viking Studio, as well as Avery. Prior to joining Penguin in 2004, Megan was the editorial director of HarperResource where she published bestselling books by Nicholas Perricone, Bobbi Brown, Wayne Dyer, Lily Pulitzer, and more.

New Releases

Barbara O'Brien
Heather Greene

Coming Soon

Katie Quinn Davies

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