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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Alison Fairbrother, Associate Editor

Alison Fairbrother (c) Graylen Gatewood

Alison Fairbrother edits and acquires fiction, memoir, and select narrative nonfiction. She has worked with New York Times bestselling and award winning authors, including Kristen Arnett, Aja Gabel, Anna Hogeland, R.O. Kwon, and Jenny Xie. Alison’s own debut novel, The Catch, was published by Random House in 2022.

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Anna Paustenbach, Executive Editor

Executive Editor Anna Paustenbach joined Avery in 2024. She was previously Executive Editor at HarperOne, where she published #1 New York Times bestsellers and national bestsellers including The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse by Charlie Mackesy, You Were Born for This by Chani Nicholas, Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before? by Dr. Julie Smith, Do Hard Things by Steve Magness, Master of Change by Brad Stulberg,…

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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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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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Megan McCormack, Assistant Editor

Megan McCormack joined the Thesis team in 2021. She is interested in books on infrastructure, technology, and systemic societal issues—books that challenge us to reexamine aspects of everyday life we may take for granted. She is particularly keen to find provocative takes on feminism, gender, and relationships. Her forthcoming books with Thesis include a polemic from…

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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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Thesis

Founded in 2023, Thesis is committed to publishing bold ideas that shape tomorrow’s discourse. Our imprint fosters unique perspectives, encourages intellectual diversity, and pushes the boundaries of conventional thought. Our mission: to provide a platform for voices that challenge the status quo, navigate the headwinds of ideological thought, and steer the evolution of tomorrow’s conversation.

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Carly James, Editorial Assistant

Carly James (she/her) is an Editorial Assistant who joined the Berkley team in 2022. She’s acquiring horror, thrillers, and suspense, and she’s particularly keen on stories with a dash of romance, supernatural elements, genre-blending, and Gen Z appeal. Carly is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, where she studied jazz vocals and urban…

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Ace: Our History

Ace Books was founded in 1953 by A. A. Wyn and is the oldest continuously operating science fiction/fantasy publisher in the United States.

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