Daphne Ming Durham, Executive Editor

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Daphne Ming Durham joined Putnam in 2023, and acquires dark, genre-blurring fiction with sharp edges and strong female protagonists. She loves voice-driven, gorgeous, plotty books that readers devour in one sitting, but come away having learned something – stories that upend familiar tropes and push boundaries in horror, fantasy, crime, thriller, and suspense. Daphne was…

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Sabrey Manning, Editorial Assistant

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Sabrey joined Portfolio in April 2023. Captivated by those who challenge the status quo, Sabrey is drawn to unconventional success stories, pioneering business and societal models, and disruptive ideas that spark transformative movements. She is fueled by a mission to publish works by change agents who share profound insights into their journeys to success in business,…

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Jacob Surpin, Senior Editor

Jacob Surpin joined TarcherPerigee in the spring of 2023, where he focuses on personal transformation, popular science, outdoors/nature, performance, and creativity titles. He is especially drawn to books that cut against expectation in some way or that reveal or draw on something previously hidden – ideas, stories, insights, teachings, or practices that can impact our…

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Lauren O’Neal, Editor

Lauren O’Neal joined TarcherPerigee in early 2023 and is looking to acquire a range of books in the practical nonfiction space. She is particularly interested in books about mental health and psychology, neurodiversity (ADHD and autism), spirituality and religion, nature, and language, as well as workbooks and guided journals. Prior to working at TarcherPerigee, Lauren…

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Ella Kurki, Editorial Assistant

Ella Kurki (she/her) joined Dutton in February 2023, assisting John Parsley and Pilar Garcia-Brown. Previously, she worked at Penguin Michael Joseph in London. Ella holds a BA in English from King’s College London and received her master’s in Issues in Modern Culture from University College London. Her reading taste eludes definition, and she will fall…

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Isabelle Alexander, Editorial Assistant

Isabelle Alexander (she/her/hers) joined Penguin Life in January 2023 assisting Meg Leder. She graduated with an International Relations B.A. from Tufts University. After working as an administrative assistant at a healthcare facility, she transitioned to the world of publishing and enjoys nonfiction books from diverse voices that interrogate the established systems of the world and…

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Elizabeth Pham Janowski, Editorial Assistant

Elizabeth Pham Janowski (she/her) joined Viking, Penguin Books, Penguin Classics, and Penguin Life in March 2023 as the assistant to John Siciliano 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,…

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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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Sabrey Manning, Editorial Assistant

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Sabrey joined Portfolio in April 2023. Captivated by those who challenge the status quo, Sabrey is drawn to unconventional success stories, pioneering business and societal models, and disruptive ideas that spark transformative movements. She is fueled by a mission to publish works by change agents who share profound insights into their journeys to success in business,…

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