Carlos Zayas-Pons, Editorial Assistant

Carlos Zayas-Pons joined Viking in April 2024, assisting Laura Tisdel and Emily Wunderlich. Growing up in Georgia, he graduated from Sewanee: The University of the South in 2020 with a B.A. in English and Spanish. After graduation, he worked at the Paris Review, the Sewanee School of Letters MFA, and most recently the Sewanee Review.…

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Maya Petrillo-Fernandez, Editorial Assistant

Maya Petrillo-Fernandez joined Viking and Pamela Dorman Books in March 2024, assisting Terezia Cicel and Seema Mahanian. Previously, Maya taught high school English in her hometown of NYC before pivoting to publishing as an assistant at Folio Literary Management. She enjoys character-driven fiction, narrative nonfiction, and literature across genres that sheds light on lesser-known histories.

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Sonia Gadre, Editorial Assistant

Sonia Gadre joined Viking in February 2024 as the assistant to Allie Merola. She graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in English and computer science. Prior to joining Viking Penguin, Sonia was an editorial assistant at The Yale Review and a product manager at Twitter. Her interests include literary fiction, narrative nonfiction, and poetry that…

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Emma Dollar, Editorial Assistant

Emma Dollar joined Viking in October 2023 as the assistant to Patrick Nolan and John Siciliano. She graduated from Emory University with a degree in English & Creative Writing and International Studies, where her concentration on Latin American literature made her fall in love with works in translation. She is drawn to unusual stories and…

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Elizabeth Pham Janowski, Editorial Assistant

Elizabeth Pham Janowski (she/her) joined Viking in March 2023. She is the assistant to Andrea Schulz and Ibrahim Ahmad. Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, she graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in history and film studies and received her master’s in journalism from Columbia University. Her passions include bold, narrative-driven histories and cultural criticism, as…

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