Brian Tart was named president and publisher of Viking in January 2015. Before joining Viking, he was the president and publisher of Dutton for nine years. He had joined the Penguin Group in 1998 as Dutton’s editor in chief. Tart has edited many fiction and nonfiction bestsellers, including spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle, author of the six-million-copy bestseller A New Earth, which spent seven months at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. He also edited John Hodgman, author of the New York Times bestselling The Areas of My Expertise trilogy; Dan Savage, national columnist and award-winning author of The Kid and It Gets Better; and Mark Adams’s New York Times bestseller, Turn Right at Machu Picchu. Tart also edits Timothy Keller, whose book The Reason for God was World magazine’s Book of the Year; Eric Metaxas, whose biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer became an international bestseller, as has his latest book, Miracles; and Elizabeth George, author of the Inspector Lynley series and the #1 New York Times bestseller Believing the Lie. As a publisher, Tart launched the #1 bestselling campaigns for Ken Follett, Al Franken, Harlan Coben, Tracy Chevalier, Tami Hoag, and Mark Owen, author of No Easy Day. Before joining Dutton, Tart was a senior editor at Bantam Books, where he started his publishing career as an editorial assistant.
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.