Ibrahim Ahmad, Executive Editor

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Ibrahim Ahmad joined Viking as executive editor in 2021. His nonfiction interests include current affairs, politics, history, science and technology, biography, business, and pop culture. He also publishes an eclectic array of literary fiction and crime fiction, with a particular focus on incendiary, urgent voices that subvert and expand the existing literature. His first title on the Viking list, His Name Is George Floyd by Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa, won the 2023 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction and was a finalist for the National Book Award; other recent and forthcoming titles include works by Nathaniel Philbrick, Ruth Ozeki, Heather Cox Richardson, Nancy Isenberg, Nancy MacLean, Salman Khan, Matthew F. Delmont, Fab 5 Freddy, and Dwyer Murphy. As editorial director at Akashic Books, where he worked for two decades, Ahmad published a list of extraordinary writers from around the world, including Maaza Mengiste, Chris Abani, Tayari Jones, Marlon James, Amiri Baraka, Kwame Dawes, Bernardine Evaristo, Nelson George, Percival Everett, Dennis Lehane, George Pelecanos, Ben Okri, Edwidge Danticat, Michael Stipe, Prodigy from Mobb Deep, Michael Imperioli, and Adam Mansbach.