Natalie Grant, Editorial Assistant

Natalie Grant joined Pamela Dorman Books in 2024. A lifelong reader of women’s fiction, she is thrilled to be supporting Pamela Dorman and Jeramie Orton as an editorial assistant. Natalie comes to Pamela Dorman Books with a background in social science research and Chaucer. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Wellesley College, where she…

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Paloma Ruiz, Editorial Assistant

Paloma Ruiz joined Viking in March 2022, assisting Wendy Wolf and Emily Wunderlich. She graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in English, and is drawn to interdisciplinary nonfiction which explores history, science, medicine, women’s health, and the environment. She also enjoys magical realism, prose-poetry, and lyrical, genre-bending narratives. She is a former research assistant…

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Jenn Houghton, Publishing Associate

Jenn Houghton (she/her) joined Viking Penguin in October 2021 and currently assists Brian Tart. She graduated with a Creative Writing B.A. from William Paterson University which she earned while managing a retail business in Montclair, New Jersey. Moving on from small business, she entered the world of publishing with a passion for absurdist fiction, introspective…

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Marissa Davis, Editorial Assistant

Marissa Davis (she/her) joined Viking, Penguin Books, and Penguin Classics in 2021 as an assistant to John Siciliano and Ibrahim Ahmad. Originally from Kentucky, she graduated from Vanderbilt University before pursuing her MFA in poetry from New York University. Prior to joining Viking Penguin, she interned at Frances Goldin Literary Agency, served as a translations…

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Camille LeBlanc, Associate Editor

Camille LeBlanc works with Allison Lorentzen. She is drawn to fiction and nonfiction that explore timeless questions in contemporary contexts; character-driven stories that illuminate geopolitical tensions; and books that are funny, perspective-altering, and have an element of suspense. She joined Viking Penguin in 2020 after working as an editorial fellow at Lit Hub and as…

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Allie Merola, Editor

Allie Merola acquires fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for Viking Penguin and Penguin Poets. She is interested in literary and upmarket fiction with a distinctive voice and pitch; mystery and suspense novels with complex, unusual characters and a strong sense of place; narrative, idea-driven, and multidisciplinary nonfiction and essays across a wide range of subjects—including youth…

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Jenn Houghton, Publishing Associate

Jenn Houghton (she/her) joined Viking Penguin in October 2021 and assists Brian Tart. She graduated with a Creative Writing B.A. from William Paterson University, which she earned while managing a retail business in Montclair, New Jersey. Moving on from small business, she entered the world of publishing with a passion for absurdist fiction, introspective narratives,…

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Nidhi Pugalia, Editor

Nidhi Pugalia joined Viking Penguin in 2019, after beginning her editorial career at Grand Central Publishing. In fiction, she is drawn to lyrical writing in the fantasy, magical realism, and speculative spaces; to complex and propulsive thriller and suspense novels; and to romantic novels that range from the bittersweet to the giddy, exploring love in…

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Marie Michels, Associate Editor

Marie Michels (she/her) joined Pamela Dorman Books in 2020, after beginning her career in literary agencies. She has been fortunate to work with a wide range of authors, from New York Times bestsellers Ashley Audrain and Clare Pooley to the late, revered spy novelist John le Carré. She is a graduate of the University of…

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Terezia Cicel, Senior Editor

Terezia Cicel joined Viking in 2018, after several years at Knopf and Blue Rider Press. She edits serious and narrative nonfiction in a wide range of topics, including history, science, big idea, current affairs, true crime, pop culture, and more. Her list includes best-selling and award-winning books by authors such as Vaclav Smil, Dan Jones,…

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