Paul Slovak, Vice President and Executive Editor

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Paul Slovak joined Viking Penguin in 1983 and was Viking’s publicity director before transitioning to editorial twenty-five years ago. Slovak edits a wide range of fiction and nonfiction, including memoir, cultural history, science, and natural history. Novelists he has worked with include T.C. Boyle, Geraldine Brooks, Susan Choi, Roddy Doyle, Sue Monk Kidd, William Kennedy, Ruth Ozeki, Amor Towles, and William T. Vollmann. In nonfiction, Slovak has edited memoirs by Elizabeth Gilbert, David Byrne, and Leslie Marmon Silko, and works of natural and cultural history by Robert Macfarlane, David George Haskell, and Rebecca Solnit. Slovak also edits six works of poetry every year under the Penguin Poets imprint. His poets include Joshua Bennett, Heid E. Erdrich, Amy Gerstler, Terrance Hayes, Ann Lauterbach, J. Michael Martinez, Adrian Matejka, Alice Notley, Willie Perdomo, sam sax, Paul Tran,  Anne Waldman, and Phillip B. Williams.