Pamela Dorman Books has focused on fiction—especially well-written, accessible debut fiction—since its founding in 2008 by Pamela Dorman, Vice President and Publisher of Pamela Dorman Books and Viking. In addition to literary fiction titles, Dorman also publishes upmarket suspense fiction and occasional nonfiction, including memoirs, psychology and personal development, inspiration and spirituality, and books geared toward women’s interests.
Meet Pamela Dorman Books
Vice President, Publisher of Pamela Dorman Books/Viking
Pamela Dorman is Vice President and Publisher of Pamela Dorman Books/Viking. In her more than thirty years at Penguin, Dorman has acquired and edited the multimillion-copy #1 bestsellers The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd, Me Before You and The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman (a selection of the Reese Witherspoon Book Club and optioned by Witherspoon’s Hello, Sunshine for feature film), The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards, Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding, and The Deep End of the Ocean by Jacquelyn Mitchard, which was the first selection of the Oprah Book Club. She founded Pamela Dorman Books in 2008, where she has focused on fiction—especially well-written, accessible debut fiction. Bestsellers include Jojo Moyes (the Reese Witherspoon Book Club selection and #1 New York Times bestseller The Giver of Stars, and others), J. Ryan Stradal’s New York Times bestseller Kitchens of the Great Midwest and The Lager Queen of Minnesota, Paolo Giordano’s The Solitude of Prime Numbers, Rosie Walsh’s New York Times bestseller Ghosted, and acclaimed debuts including international bestseller The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman, The Push by Ashley Audrain (a Good Morning America Book Club pick), and Natalie Baszile’s Queen Sugar, which premiered in September 2016 on the OWN Network, produced by Oprah Winfrey.
Dorman also publishes upmarket suspense fiction, including the New York Times bestselling thrillers by Shari Lapena (The Couple Next Door)and occasional nonfiction, including memoirs (the bestselling The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan and Perfection by Julie Metz), psychology, and books geared toward women’s interests. Dorman also acquires books that fall within the inspiration and spirituality, personal development, and healthy living categories, including Maria Shriver’s #1 New York Times bestseller, I’ve Been Thinking. . . and Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt’s New York Times bestseller, The Gift of Forgiveness. She began her publishing career at St. Martin’s Press, is a summa cum laude graduate of Wesleyan University, and loves knitting and dogs.
Jeramie Orton (she/her) is an associate editor at Pamela Dorman Books/Viking; she’s seeking upmarket commercial fiction (both contemporary and historical), fresh dystopian narratives, and domestic thrillers. She is particularly keen to see #OwnVoices from around the globe, as well as contemporary narratives that are rooted in, or explore the identity of, the New American South. She’s also interested in nonfiction projects that fall under the umbrella of wellness, lifestyle, and personal development, especially if they address unexpected intersections. Among the books she’s edited are New York Times bestsellers The Gift of Forgiveness by Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt and The End of Her by Shari Lapena, international bestseller The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman, and thrillers by national bestselling author Jane Corry. She is proud to have been an integral part of the publishing team behind all the books within the Pamela Dorman Books imprint, and has worked with critically and commercially acclaimed authors Jojo Moyes, Gail Honeyman, Rosie Walsh, Maria Shriver, Paolo Giordano, and J. Ryan Stradal, among others. Jeramie has been with the imprint since 2015; prior to that, she worked at Oxford University Press. She has roots in Hillsborough, North Carolina.