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The Penguin Publishing Group is one of the leading trade book publishers in the United States, comprised of imprints with a long and rich history dating back to the nineteenth century. Penguin Books was originally founded in the UK in 1935 by Allen Lane, who envisioned a collection of quality, attractive books affordable enough to be “bought as easily and casually as a packet of cigarettes.” A United States office opened in 1939, called Penguin Books Ltd. In 1996, the group merged with Putnam Berkley to become Penguin Putnam, Inc., Penguin Group (USA) in 2003, and Penguin Publishing Group in 2014. Today, Penguin Publishing Group is the largest division of Penguin Random House, Inc.
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Senior VP, Publisher
Christine Ball is Senior Vice President, Publisher for Dutton and Berkley, and their imprints. She joined Dutton in 2008 as the Director of Publicity and Marketing after serving as publicity director at Crown. She was named Vice President in 2011, Associate Publisher in 2012, and Publisher in 2017. She was recently recognized by Girls Write Now as an “Agent of Change.” Across her roles in publicity, marketing, and as publisher, Christine has overseen the campaigns for many bestselling and award-winning authors including Rick Atkinson, Paul Auster, Harlan Coben, Lisa Gardner, Hank Green, Jasmine Guillory, Tami Hoag, Daniel Levitin, Barack Obama, Nick Offerman, and Delia Owens.