Benjamin Lee, VP, Associate Publisher of Paperbacks

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A focused imprint with a huge audience, Dutton is part of the largest English-language publisher in the world. Dutton’s deeply discussable titles have become bestsellers, been national book club picks, and won the National Book Award. Publicity—and marketing—driven, its list of sixty books per year is half nonfiction and half fiction. Dutton’s imprints include 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 Spectacular and The Lions of Fifth Avenue), Eric Jerome Dickey (The Business of Lovers and Before We Were Wicked), Joseph Finder (House on Fire and Judgment), Hank Green (A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor and An Absolutely Remarkable Thing), Tami Hoag (The Boy), Jason Mott (Hell of a Book), Ana Reyes (The House in the Pines), Riley Sager (The Only One Left and Survive the Night), 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 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), Martin Dugard (Taking London and Taking Paris), Scott Ellsworth (The Ground Breaking), Steven Gillon (America’s Reluctant Prince), Maria Goodavage (Soldier Dogs and Top Dog), John Green (The Anthropocene Reviewed), Andre Iguodala (The Sixth Man), Jon Karl (Tired of Winning, Betrayal, and Front Row at the Trump Show), Des Linden (Choosing to Run), Nick Offerman (Where the Deer and the Antelope Play and Paddle Your Own Canoe), Mark Owen (No Easy Day and No Hero), Joe Posnanski (Why We Love Baseball), Clinton Romesha (Red Platoon), Jeff Tweedy (World Within A Song, How to Write One Song, and Let’s Go So We Can Get Back), Craig Unger (House of Trump, House of Putin), and Elizabeth Williamson (Sandy Hook).

Meet the Team