Allison Lorentzen, Executive Editor


Allison Lorentzen joined Viking in 2012. She edits idea-driven narrative nonfiction, with a focus on social issues, popular culture, and reportage. She also edits literary fiction and the occasional mystery, and is often drawn to novels with memorable voices, a sense of humor, and settings that span the globe. She has worked with writers Erica C. Barnett, Uché Blackstock, MD, Zinzi Clemmons, Leopoldine Core, Caleb Crain, Jasper Fforde, Naomi Fry, Keith Gessen, Felix Gillette and John Koblin, Lev Grossman, Hanna Halperin, Seth Harp, Rajia Hassib, Jean Chen Ho, Jolie Kerr, Elizabeth Little, Karan Mahajan, Haley Mlotek, Andrew Ridker, Rebecca Scherm, Ben Shattuck, Mihret Sibhat, Stephen Witt, and Matthew Wolfe. Prior to joining Viking, Lorentzen was an editor at Penguin Books and HarperCollins. A graduate of Wesleyan University, she is a founding editor of n+1.