Benjamin Lee, VP, Associate Publisher of Paperbacks

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Overview

A small list with a huge audience, Dutton is a boutique imprint within the largest English-language publisher in the world. Publicity—and marketing—driven, its focused list of fifty books per year is made up of half fiction and half nonfiction. Dutton’s imprints include Caliber, Plume and Tiny Reparations Books.

Dutton’s roster of recent and upcoming bestselling and notable fiction authors includes Abi Daré (The Girl with the Louding Voice), Fiona Davis (The Lions of Fifth Avenue and The Dollhouse), Eric Jerome Dickey (The Business of Lovers and Before We Were Wicked), Joseph Finder (House on Fire and Judgment), Lisa Gardner (Before She Disappeared and When You See Me ), Hank Green (A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor and An Absolutely Remarkable Thing), Tami Hoag (The Boy), Jason Mott (Hell of a Book), Riley Sager (Survive the Night and Final Girls), Adriana Trigiani (The Good Left Undone), and Jonathan Tropper (This Is Where I Leave You), among others.

Recent and upcoming bestselling and notable nonfiction authors include Jon Karl (Betrayal and Front Row at the Trump Show), Scott Ellsworth (The Ground Breaking), Elizabeth Williamson (Sandy Hook), Martin Dugard (Taking Paris), Mark Adams (Turn Right at Machu Picchu), Drew Barrymore (Rebel Homemaker), Sean Carroll (Something Deeply Hidden and The Big Picture ), Robyn Crawford (A Song for You), Steven Gillon (America’s Reluctant Prince), John Green (The Anthropocene Reviewed), Maria Goodavage (Soldier Dogs and Top Dog),  Andre Iguodala (The Sixth Man), Daniel Levitin (This Is Your Brain on MusicThe Organized Mind and Successful Aging), Nick Offerman (Where the Deer and the Antelope Play, and Paddle Your Own Canoe), Mark Owen (No Easy Day and No Hero), Clinton Romesha (Red Platoon), and Craig Unger (House of Trump, House of Putin)The Caliber military history imprint includes Larry Alexander (Bloody Ridge and Beyond),  Hugh Ambrose (The Pacific), Alex Kershaw (The First Wave), Adam Makos (A Higher Call), and Major Dick Winters (Beyond Band of Brothers).

Meet the Team